Farming in Paradise, Where Lamb is King

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The New York Times
Published November 5, 2001
By Amanda Hesser

CHILMARK, Mass.— A SMALL pack of male white and chocolate-brown lambs were nudging and shifting, with fleeces tousled by damp weather and heads pitched toward the ground, their focus on the prize: dry, feathery wisps of alfalfa, torn from a hay bale. The alfalfa smelled like sweet tea; their jaws were grinding. It was a special snack on the Allen Sheep Farm, and it was no time to be taking in the view.

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