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Christine Barnes-Haviland
Christine Barnes-Haviland has excelled as a journalist and a teacher. She is currently a devoted dairy farmer and freelance writer in Madison, New York.
Christine Barnes-Haviland
Christine Barnes-Haviland has excelled as a journalist and a teacher. She is currently a devoted dairy farmer and freelance writer in Madison, New York.
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Cows Out!

All In A Day's Work

Cows Out!

When those barn doors open and the cows notice that the barn yard gate, shut to them all winter long, is swung wide open, It doesn’t take long; they’re off like yearlings sprung for the first time.

Over Home On The Farm

The Farm Is Our Home

Over Home On The Farm

I moved away from rural upstate New York at 19, thinking I’d never look back on a childhood that had been so perfectly Americana Norman Rockwell could paint it. Almost without realizing it, I spent the next 20 years trying to get back.

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Accidental AgVocate

As a FarmHer and RanchHer, it always amazing to me how I'm constantly "falling" into an Agvocate role....even at the doctors office!

What goes Round and Round, Towers above us, Hums a Tune and Can make it Rain?

Questions From Consumers

What goes Round and Round, Towers above us, Hums a Tune and Can make it Rain?

There are various types of irrigation systems and pivots.

Farming for Wildlife

Farm Snapshot

Farming for Wildlife

At Barrows Farm, we play close attention to the wildlife and natural activity of bugs, insects, wild turkeys, deer and more.

Breeding Choices

All In A Day's Work

Breeding Choices

We spent a great deal of time researching and thinking about how genetics can contribute into different aspects of the farm within our herd.

It's not always easy

All In A Day's Work

It's not always easy

Farming has it's ups and downs. Some days are easier than others. A calf gets hurt and consequently sick, learn more about the care that goes into even the youngest of the herd.

Calving Season Complete

Farm Snapshot

Calving Season Complete

All the calves for Spring Calving have arrived. As a small farm, each of these animals has a spot within the future of our farm.

Cows Out!

All In A Day's Work

Cows Out!

When those barn doors open and the cows notice that the barn yard gate, shut to them all winter long, is swung wide open, It doesn’t take long; they’re off like yearlings sprung for the first time.

Friday Night Lights

All In A Day's Work

Friday Night Lights

Our Friday night didn't consist of dancing until dawn or headed to the local high school sports game. Instead our night consisted of flashlights, headlights and calf hide and seek.

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