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Breed-Specific Yarns

THE OTHER DAY, I WAS THINKING about our local farmers market. How lucky we are to be able to choose different varieties of tomatoes. There are cherry and grape tomatoes for salads, plum and San Marzano for sauce, and the big beautiful kinds that fill a slice of bread from crust to crust for that perfect BLT. All have been developed over the years for specific uses.

My granddaughter, Imogen, though only five, has the same mindset as her Gumpah. Certain things only have a particular purpose. Imogen has a symbiotic relationship with a chicken named

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