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No, really, it’s a thing. Pigs can paint. Here, Pee Wee Super Pig does so for his fans a few years ago at a fundraiser for Billy’s New Hope Barn.
 

Family Fun Day at Billy’s New Hope

HONESDALE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 15 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. There will be barn tours to meet the animals, music with a local DJ, games and crafts for kids, yard sale, refreshments and a bake sale, an Eagles football team basket raffle and genuine pig paintings.


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Heaves in horses

Heaves, also known as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), is a chronic respiratory disease of horses. It is similar to that of asthma in humans. Heaves is a common and serious condition that affects 15% of mature horses (typically over seven years of age).

Canine unit demo at the library

MONTICELLO, NY — E. B. Crawford Public Library will hold a police canine unit demonstration led by Fallsburg police officer Chris Rosa on Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Officer Rosa has been with the Fallsburg Police Department for 18 years and has been a canine officer for approximately 12 years. Learn how dogs are trained and what they can do.


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Holiday dangers

During the months of November and December, veterinarians treat many patients that encounter toxins. Certain foods and plant toxicants are more commonly associated with this time of year. Read further to learn more about some of the most common toxicities.

Chocolate


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Olivia Gries

Our 4-H dairy project

Hi, we are Tyler and Olivia Gries. We are third-generation members of the Calkins 4-H Agricultural Club and the fifth generation to live on the family dairy farm in Boyds Mills. We have five dairy animals and four market hogs we will be showing at the Wayne County Fair.  


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Author Rachel Olver poses with one of her lambs.
 

What are those 4-H barns all about?

Have you ever been to the Wayne County Fair and wandered through the animal barns and wondered what the 4-H barns are all about? My name is Rachel Olver, and I am a sophomore at Honesdale High School and a member of the Calkins Agricultural 4-H club.

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