Farming is hard work, and you have to truly love it to keep at it year after year. At the age of 76, Henry was still farming, though frustrated by the losses he was taking on sheep attacks by roving dogs. Sheep had become big business in New York, with Chancellor Livingston writing a book on Merino sheep. It turned out not to be as profitable a business in the U.S., though, as it had been in Europe. Wages were low in Europe, so they could afford to hire shepherds to guard the flocks. With wages high in the U.S., they tried to protect the animals with stone walls. Maurauding dogs and wolves just seemed not to understand that the wall meant they should "Keep Out."

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Introduction,   Ch1: Mouse,   Ch2: Sarah,   Ch3: After Sarah,   Ch4: Locust Grove,   Ch5: Know,  
Ch6: Dunder,   Ch7: War,   Ch8: Unexpected,   Ch9: Economy,   Ch10: Dutch,  
Ch11: Politics,   Ch12: Religion,   Ch13: Work,   Ch14: Myths,   Ch15: Happy Xmas,   Epilog


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