How About Holsteins?

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By Linda J. Haley

(Cazenovia, NY) Remember when you were little and had picture books on farm life? Big, beautiful pictures of PERFECT barns, PERFECT cows, PERFECT fencing and PERFECT crops in PERFECT rows?

That’s not reality for many farms these days, but there is one farm that fits the bill PERFECTLY: Juvindale […]

Spotlight on G&M farms, Morrisville

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By Linda J. Haley

(Morrisville, NY) I set my GPS for Brooks Road in Morrisville only to find myself … in Peterboro? The screen says go just past the green area, to my final destination but I’m still nowhere near downtown Morrisville. Wait, there’s a street sign: Pleasant Valley Road.

Good name, it […]

Triple J Farm: Home of Stolor Organics

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By Linda J. Haley

(Town of Fenner, NY – Oct. 2012) Look! Up in the sky – it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … sunflower? More like thousands of sunflowers against the blue skies of Fenner. On an exquisitely windy day, I drop in to meet the folks who own Triple […]

Hannay Miniature Horse Farm

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By Linda J. Haley

(Cazenovia, NY – Sept. 2012) Did you know there’s a miniature horse farm just outside the village of Cazenovia? It’s true! The Hannay Miniature Horse Farm. One minute I was cruising Route 13 and, in two short turns, I was there.

A winding driveway opened to pastures and barns […]

The Education of ‘Empire Buffalo’

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By Linda J. Haley

(Town of Fenner, NY – Sept. 2012) Did you know Falls Road in Fenner is Buffalo country? That’s right: buffalo, huge animals of western lore. The last time I saw a buffalo was on the back of a nickel. It clearly says Empire Buffalo Farm on my list for […]

2012: An Open Farm Day Odyssey

By Linda J. Haley

(Madison County, NY) Open Farm Day is my favorite annual assignment. It’s fun, rewarding, and I always learn new things to share. This year’s victim, er, co-pilot was my friend Sonia (a/k/a “Sonny”) from Dewitt, another city dweller. New folks bring new perspectives and energy.

Sonny was dressed for battle and […]

Remember me?

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By Linda Haley

(New Woodstock, NY – Feb. 2012) Remember me? I’ve been on hiatus busily packing and planning my move to Madison County permanently!

It’s been a long time (June?) since I’ve written; I’ve been overwhelmed managing the details. Good news: my city house is on the market! Bad news-my farming/horsey life […]