Saturday, May 21, 2011

5-21-11: quick saturday blog

"Last year in Copake, N.Y., in 2010, a farmer shot half his herd before taking his own life. The farmer chose to shoot only the cows that needed milking apparently because he didn’t know who else would take care of them. George Beneke was that farmer’s veterinarian. Now retired, Beneke has dealt with many stressed dairy farmers in the region during his 41 years on the job. He was quick to point out that many emotional factors most likely led to the Copake farmer’s choice to take his life, but economic stress certainly played a part. Beneke had never seen anything like the conditions that have confronted the region’s dairy farmers in recent years."

Here's the article.

This makes my mouth water already.

What is this?

Philmont picture.

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