Meet Some of History’s Great Women Farmers!

Meet Some of History’s Great Women Farmers!

It’s Women’s History Month, and we’d like to introduce you to a few of history’s great women farmers.   Anna Baldwin In 1878, Anna Baldwin developed an early suction milking machine. Contemporary industrial milking machines differ from Baldwin’s design, but her invention was important and paved the way for a revolution in dairy farming practices. Maybe Anna grew tired …

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Myth Busting: Daylight Saving Time

Myth Busting: Daylight Saving Time

We’re losing an hour of sleep soon, at least for everyone outside Hawaii and Arizona. Yes, we’ll all set our clocks forward Sunday, March 11–but why? Daylight Saving Time (DST) or “summer time” is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour so that evening daylight lasts an hour longer, while sacrificing …

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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Green pasture, blue sky and red barns – they’re part of the gorgeous New England scenery, but we’ve always wondered…why are barns traditionally painted red? Some may claim a red barn helps cows find their way home from pasture, but cows are actually colorblind to the colors red and green. So much for that answer! …

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Farmer Folklore & Words of Wisdom

Farmer Folklore & Words of Wisdom

It’s hard to argue with a dairy farmer, when he or she tells you that if the sun sets behind clouds on Thursday, it will rain before Sunday. New England dairy farmers – and the rest of the folks across the country who farm for a living – may have the inside track on growing …

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