Last Friday, Mount Vernon Farm moved its cattle to the lush fields adjacent to the Link community center in Sperryville, where they grazed to their hearts’ content. Later in the week, traffic on U.S.. 211 had to pause for a few minutes while they were led across to another of the farm’s pastures.
And not far from this spot on Nov. 7, Mount Vernon Farm also hosts another in a series of “riparian repair” gatherings, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers (who planted tree seedlings this past spring) this time will pull out invasive plants, and possibly to do some live staking of black willow. If you’re interested, contact Lisa at 703-764-4830 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Don Loock of the Piedmont Environmental Council at 540-522-4222.