THE PRESIDENCY: Down on the Farm

Several times during the week, white-tailed deer ventured in from the hills and copses, were sighted on the edge of the farmland. Muskrats and raccoons invaded the property, too, in search of winter provender. In the gracious house, the lamps were snapped on earlier each day in salute to the sudden evenings, and open fires on the hearth provided a warm welcome after a walk in the frosty outdoors. In the great stone barn there was a steamy, cozy air of expectancy; several of the cows were freshening, and soon the herd...

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