By Nicholas Harris
Horses! geese! Cows! do you want to determine what occurs in the course of a yr at a farm? Then come spend the following 365 days at this farm. try out 8 action-packed scenes for a bird's-eye view of spring planting, a summer time pageant, and an autumn harvest. glance out for an escaped cow and a shock touchdown by means of a scorching air balloon. hold your eye at the calendar too. via spending an entire 12 months at a farm, you could watch occasions spread because the seasons swap.
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