A solar success

PORTER HOLLOW — A rooster's crow, out behind the barn, launches the day at The Jerrys Farm, nestled amid rolling, green-shaded hills in western Fleming County.

In the field below the barn, the young pigs snort around the grass in their mobile pen, impatient for Jerry Neff to fetch the morning rations.

Up on the hill, Jerry Hicks is riding the clattering old mowing machine, pulled by the big Belgian draft horses, Ted and Alice, slaughtering weeds — and being careful not to hit the solar panels collecting energy from the morning sun.

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