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Miles Smith Farm
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Farming is part of our DNA. Unless you subsist by hunting and gathering, you depend on agriculture. “No farms, no food” is true enough, but “no farms” also means no beer, no whiskey, no leather, and no cotton. Humans have a strong connection to agriculture; one we try to remind our visitors of every year during Farm Day.
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“Where is the fourth pig?” I asked husband Bruce as we fed the goats, sheep, and donkey. The three pigs were part of a litter born three months previously. Sparkle, their mother, had given birth to five piglets, but only four survived.

Bruce found the pig, alive and vigorous, but stuck inside a barrel. Each week we get brewer's grain, a by-product of making beer, at Great North Aleworks. The grain is stored in 35-gallon, plastic barrels that formerly contained olives. One of the barrels still contained some grain, and the missing pig had crawled inside...

#PorkBarrel on Election Day?
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While bovine hierarchy can seem weird and silly, we need to realize it's not so different from human behavior. We have leaders and followers, which can work well. We have bullies and victims, which does not work well. The difference is that we humans can apply some intelligence and humanity to rein in our instinctive behavior.


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