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Working Breeds

Leeds trainers teaching dogs to herd sheep Story and photos by Jim Smothers There’s a bond between people and their dogs like no other – a type of teamwork found in few other relationships. That’s what got Kim Crenshaw hooked on dog training, and what led her to Doyle Ivie. Together they are offering a […]

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Fresh Produce Central

Chandler Mountain: The tomato capital of Alabama Story Leigh Pritchett Photos by Michael Callahan Two pieces of white bread glazed with mayonnaise. Slices of a fat, juicy, vine-ripened tomato still warm from the sun. A sprinkling of salt and pepper. A good ole tomato sandwich is a summertime delicacy. And St. Clair County’s Chandler Mountain […]

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Shel-Clair Farms

A world of cattle drives, scenic trails Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Mike Callahan With the strains of “Rawhide” swelling inside their heads, 18 intrepid cowpokes slap their hands on their thighs, kick their horses and yell, “Head ‘em up, move ‘em out,” as they ride off to round up the herd. “I’ve […]

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Texas Longhorns

Welcome to Springville’s Lazy M Farm Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Wallace Bromberg Mack Morgan greeted recent visitors to his Lazy M Farm with a huge, longhorn steer named Moonlight on a halter and lead rope, as if the steer were a horse and Morgan was about to saddle up for a ride. […]

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