BOVINE BODYWORK

Heifers grow up to become hard working girls. They spend much of their lives pregnant, and the rest of the time producing milk. That means, depending on the gal, she carries from 4 to 10 gallons of milk--that's 35-85 pounds--around in her udder all day long…

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Hilary Austen
Fairytale Farming

A good small-scale farmer is hard to find. I’ve learned this the hard way. This is especially true in a place as expensive as the Central Coast of California, where people who farm probably can't afford to live. Now add to that challenge a personal fantasy—great-looking, beer-drinking buddies who are passionate about their work—and finding the right fit is near impossible. After several failures, it seemed hopeless to us; still, we didn't want to give up….

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Hilary Austen