Winter Choices for Horses’ Hooves

2022-01-05T18:25:44-05:00January 5, 2022|Country Folks Article, Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Uncategorized, Western Edition|

Horse Tales by Judy Van Put

With winter comes a whole host of extra care that is needed to keep horses safe, healthy and comfortable. Their hooves tend to grow more slowly during this time of year and are less able to adapt to the cold and wet weather and icy, hard ground. (more…)

Horses in the ‘human’ environment

2022-01-05T18:16:42-05:00January 5, 2022|Country Folks Article, Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Frank Gringeri

We all know what setting or places horses like best: fields of grass and room to roam with tree-lined borders for shade and protection from flies. To train and handle horses safely, we must take them from their natural habitat and teach them what they need to know to be calm and trustworthy servants in “our” world. (more…)

Addressing climate change on the local farm

2022-01-05T18:14:30-05:00January 5, 2022|Country Folks Article, Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Experts at the recent Grow-NY Summit agree that addressing climate change issues starts at the farm. Benjamin Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Renee Vassilos, director of agriculture innovation at the Nature Conservancy, spoke on the topic. (more…)