We have a new silver bottlefed Scottish Highland calf named Mr. Crackle. Visit this cutie during Store Hours: Fri and Sat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Paradise for Tourists, Not for Pups

St. Croix may be a paradise for vacationers, but it's also a breeding ground for stray and abandoned dogs. In the tropics, dogs don't need to seek shelter from the cold, which increases their social opportunities. This results in unwanted puppies, many of which roam the island sick and half-starved.

Three Calves Land in Livestock Heaven

Google Maps said we could make it from Loudon, N.H., to Miami in 24 hours. Hmm, not impossible. By sharing the driving with husband Bruce, I could leave at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and arrive by 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Easy peasy. Wow, did I get that wrong!

Oxen are Magical

My cattle live good lives, and then I decide which ones go into the beef program. I don't regret my decisions, but that doesn't mean I'm not sad. Sometimes I cry. I remind myself I'm giving my cattle the best lives possible. If I'm going to eat meat, I'm going to feel the pain of my decisions.

How to Converse With a Cow

A cow's first resort is usually non-vocal communication. The best way to understand a cow is to learn body language. Is her head lowered, did she swing her horns at you, or did she kick?