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Sarah Alexander

Sarah Alexander

Sarah Alexander lives in Burlington and is majoring in environmental studies at UVM. Her future plans include living on a few acres and merging her passions for writing and agriculture. For now, she daydreams of raising pigs and driving her Volkswagon bus across the country.

Barnstorming

Incarcerated Vermonters help save treasured buildings

Sarah Alexander | December 08, 2012 | Winter '13 | Issue twenty-three

Amanda

Barns, of course, are a staple in Vermont agriculture, providing a place to house livestock, store hay and grain, and keep farm vehicles and equipment. Unfortunately, though, their upkeep can be dauntingly expensive and time consuming, especially with cows to milk and food to produce.

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