Carl Russell, of Bethel, Vt., hauls two bales of hay from his farm to where his two new horses, Mike and Tom live at Stitchdown Farm in Bethel, Vt., on May 8, 2015. Russell “adopted” the draft horses in February, and has worked put more weight on both the horses, who were malnourished when he acquired them. (Valley News – Sarah Priestap) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home » Randolph Center, Vt. farmer John Osha, 73, mows hay in Randolph Center, Vt. with friend and Vermont Technical College Herd Manager Stephanie Nault, left, Wednesday, May, 28, 2014. After a long career in the insurance industry and farming, haying is Osha’s one direct way to continue contributing to the farm work after suffering a stroke in 2011, though he has only the use of his right arm and foot to control the machinery. “You get him on that tractor and you can’t stop him,” said Chris White, who maintains and repairs equipment for Osha. “For what he’s gone through, he’s very, very determined.” (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to email@example.com.