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In search of Rappahannock farm venues

Rappahannock County farmers, we need your help. For the past two years, the organizing committee of the Rappahannock County Farm Tour & Festival has endeavored to create an event that reflected the diversity of agricultural operations in the county.
Capital briefs

Governor vetoes redistricting bills Gov. Terry McAuliffe last week vetoed six redistricting bills, saying they would weaken citizens’ trust in government. Speaking on 1140AM WRVA, McAuliffe questioned the constitutionality of the bills, which sought to adjust the lines for about…
Late cold brings livestock losses

Recent record-breaking cold in the region made life harder for local farm animals and the men and women who raise them, even spelling disaster for the most vulnerable — newborn calves and lambs and aged animals already weakened by high…
Sperryville column for March 5

Belle Meade celebrates In the upcoming weeks, there’s much ado at Belle Meade School. Painted in hues of bright blue and yellow, the school and main house (and B&B) and cottages are a familiar landmark for drivers along beautiful F.T.…

By Brian Depew There are two closely held, widely believed narratives about rural America. The national media narrative, with roots in the 1980s farm crisis, is fatalistic. Rural places are dying. It lives on at the Brookings Institute and the…
Magic white-carpet ride

Aine, working border collie at Sperryville’s Heritage Hollow Farm, works off any lingering effects of cabin fever after this weekend’s snowfall — which she conquered in short order.
Above and below

Cattle along Woodward Road in Sperryville seem unimpressed with the extraordinary cloud configuration and color that appeared briefly at sunset last Saturday.
Rest period

Goat Hill Farm owner John O’Malley Burns pretty much said it all when he shared this after-Christmas snapshot: “Winter has set in, and we are hibernating. First seeds will go in Jan. 21, onions and leeks. Happy New Year to…