By Jill Arnold
A dear friend of mine was featured in an article by Catherine Elton in the Boston Globe this weekend. First interviewed in February, Jen experienced the other side— that is, what readers never see— of the construction of an article about home birth and a lawsuit. The epic battles never cease for her, having already battled the Cape Cod Chupacabras last month.
Boston.com is owned by New York Times Digital, which means that the story was picked up all over the place.
Jenifer Holloman hadn’t been doing many chores on her farm in the past few weeks on account of the sheer size of her belly. But that evening, she had to tend to a ewe that had given birth a few days earlier. The lamb wandered off in a snowstorm and died of exposure. Now the ewe’s teats were heavy and swollen with milk, and there was no lamb to relieve her. Everyone who heard the story lamented the loss of the lamb. Holloman agreed that sometimes animals’ lives on earth are too short. The only thing she, as a farmer, has control over, she told them, is the quality of care she provides them.