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A New Kind of Farm



A New Kind of Farm
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     challenging words:    farm, canned, cows, faster, fungus, humus, kinds, manure, onto, skinny, slimy, sounds, also, animal, cattle, corn


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A New Kind of Farm
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     If you had a farm, what would you grow? Would you grow potatoes? They come in many shapes, sizes, and colors.
 
2     Would you grow grains like corn and wheat? You could help feed the world.
 
3     Some farms are covered with fruit trees. They have apples, peaches, and pears hanging on branches, just waiting to be eaten or canned.
 
4     Some farms raise animals, too. Some keep one kind of animal like chickens, turkeys, cattle, or hogs.
 
5     Some raise animals like horses. There are many kinds of horses. They come in many sizes and colors.
 
6     Some cows are raised for milk. Some cattle are raised for their meat. It is the same for goats.
 
7     Some farms even raise llamas, ostriches, and deer! There are also worm farms. Have you ever heard of one before?
 
8     Worm farmers don't round them up the way they do cattle. They aren't sheared like sheep. We don't eat them. What are worms farmed for?

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