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The View From Massie’s Corner for Jan. 6

Do you miss that old-time bluegrass? Many people associate bluegrass with Kentucky, but when I was a boy, the pastures in Rappahannock were full of bluegrass while the hayfields were brimming with orchard grass, the predominant seed and hay crop.…
Column: Earth, wind, fire . . . spirits

Most farmers in Rappahannock County farm their land by selling grass. Not the kind of grass that President Clinton didn’t inhale, the kind of grass that cows eat. The cows eat the grass and produce milk that their calf suckles.…
Column: Jumping (fences) off the school bus

Cattle farmers have had a tough winter, but so have the foxhunters. Snow pack and the wet ground have kept riders, horses and hounds in a restless state. Although I am not a foxhunter, I have many friends and family…