If It Bleeds It Leads
“Hard call on the lead this week. Should it be the rain, or the drive-by? Since the latter is bloodier and in ways more tragic, it wins. Someone killed one of our half-grown pigs last night. We found it dead in a puddle near the road this morning, shot in the head. It’s probably a $500 loss, in terms of dollars and cents, but more when you count the bad feelings and their side effects. We have no idea who would do this or why. Was it just cruelty, or personal? Two of our farmers saw a suspicious vehicle in the area yesterday. If anyone has any more information, we’d appreciate it, and so would the police.
The weather pattern has been gray, followed by rain, with grayness and rain — punctuated by heavy rain – predicted for the foreseeable future. It’s turning out to be a tough year for growing food. In one dramatic hour on Wednesday morning, we got 1.6”, on top of .6” that had already fallen; the pond overflowed its banks, the farm roads washed, and running water etched gullies in the topsoil. It looked worse than it did after Irene…” (Continue reading this Essex Farm Note.)
- Essex Farm: Midpoint (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex Farm: Jewel in a Swamp (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex Farm: Good Dog (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Silk Painting Workshop (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex Farm Institute (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)