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Guard dogs run owner into court

The owner of three Anatolian shepherd guard dogs at a Flint Hill sheep and cattle farm is scheduled be in Rappahannock County General District Court June 14 to address civil charges that the dogs are dangerous.
To the friends and neighbors of Eldon Farms

As you drive through our beautiful Rappahannock County, you may have noticed that we have been improving parts of Eldon Farms over the past several months. Why? Cattle prices have been up in recent years and we’ve decided it’s a…
Sunnyside goes solar

Once the Sustainable Technology Institute crew out of Richmond finishes the 10-day installation, the sun’s power will generate around 49,000 watts of electricity, enough to cover the farm’s entire energy use.
Sperryville column: Successful, sustainable Molly

Molly Peterson is a Rappahannock treasure and a tireless cheerleader — and on-the-ground trooper — for local food and sustainable farming. She and husband Mike run the grass-fed livestock and marketing operations of Sperryville’s Heritage Hollow Farms. She’s also a…
Letter: The hands and hearts behind the Farm Tour

Farm tour weekend began in true Rappahannock County fashion with a traffic tie-up on U.S. 211 near Sperryville, when Molly Peterson of Heritage Hollow Farm moved 80 head of rather unhurried sheep, cattle, a llama and a donkey across the…
Fresh apple market picking up for growers

Fall is traditionally apple season in Virginia; the Virginia Farm Bureau reports that many more Virginia-grown apples are now being sold directly to consumers instead of to processing plants for juice and sauce.
The Rapp for Aug. 6

Closing on a high note at Castleton, food for thought (and a movie) in Madison, "Annie" auditions in Washington and more in this week's The Rapp.
Piglets in Paradise

A couple of new-to-Rappahannock County residents appear excited to get to know the pastures at Heritage Hollow Farm in Sperryville last week.