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Hay Fields in Vermont

sick-kidAh, Vermont–“The Anything Goes State”.  I know it used to be known as “The Green Mountain State”, but its new moniker is much more appropriate.  I saw this article a couple of weeks ago in The Wall Street Journal and forgot to comment.  Apparently, according to the Journal, dairy farmers in Vermont are being offered $135 an acre if they will harvest their hay before June 2 or after July 17 in order to allow birds that nest in hay fields, like meadow larks and bob-o-links, an opportunity to build nests and hatch and raise their young undisturbed by haybines and balers.

I wish I were making this up, but I’m not.  I grew up on the other side of Lake Champlain from Vermont on …


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