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Bill Fosher

Bill Fosher

Bill Fosher keeps an expanding flock of 100 pasture-raised ewes, two livestock guardian dogs, and five Border collies of various ages and degrees of usefulness. He has kept his own flock and worked as a shepherd for other flocks since 1990.

A Missing Link in the Local Food Chain

Written by Bill Fosher | March 01, 2008


In good weather, the drive between southwestern New Hampshire and the Capital District of New York state can be breathtakingly beautiful: there’s the view from Hogback Mountain, the wind farm in Searsburg, the Bennington obelisk. But at 4 a.m. during a December snow storm, while pulling a trailer loaded with lambs over a foggy two-lane road, the drive is tedious at best and can be downright hairy.

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