Try looking in the monthly archives. November 2014

A Few Hours Off the Farm

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I’m on the board of the state forage council, which means I get to spend a lot of time at a lot of farms. Today I was in Goochland County, visiting some cover crop plots, and the cows that graze them. These girls are grazing winter annuals, plants that are seeded in late summer, and […]

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About Those Grey Cows

  Most cows in Virginia are black – Black Angus to be exact. There is a long tradition of running Black Angus cattle here, mainly because of what is referred to as the “white tablecloth” market that we serve here on the east coast. Though they’re smaller in size than many other cattle breeds, the […]

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Sunday Morning, Coming Down

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Today, for the first time in months, I didn’t set my alarm. We went to church last night and this morning there absolutely nothing scheduled. No horse shows, no kids to get to work, no races, no nothing. I had planned a peaceful morning of coffee, sausage gravy and biscuits The cows under the front […]

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30 Shades of Grey

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For whatever reason, November is a big month for writers, and lots of my online friends are doing some pretty remarkable things. One just released a kids book. One is working on a novel. And several of them are joining Holly Spangler of farmprogress.com, for the “Thirty Days of Agriculture” blog series. They’ve created special […]

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