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Bonnie Hall: Building a Future on Old-Fashioned Farming

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A farmer for 23 years, Bonnie, with her husband, John, raises a rare heritage breed of cattle, American Milking Devons, as well as pigs. John’s ancestors established Maple Breeze Farm in Westbrook in the early 17th century and they sell beef, pork, eggs, and other products directly from the farm and through farmers’ markets.

Breeder Preserves Rare Dairy Cattle

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Jody Jess has one of the largest herds of Kerry cattle in North America. She has 20 animals. The ancient breed from Ireland, believed to be the first that farmers bred solely for dairy, is now critically endangered, according to The Livestock Conservancy.