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Rose Rapp with her pet donkeys at Farmetta Farm. She and her husband Wes Soper decided to close down the farm because of challenges in the business and their personal lives.
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‘The marriage or the farm’: Why one Maine livestock farm reached the end of its line

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“Wes said there’s a choice that’s got to be made,” Rose Rapp said. “The marriage or the farm. I took a deep breath, and processed it. I said, ‘You’re right.’ That’s when we started to get out.”
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Rose Rapp with her pet donkeys at Farmetta Farm. She and her husband Wes Soper decided to close down the farm because of challenges in the business and their personal lives.
Homestead

‘The marriage or the farm’: Why one Maine livestock farm reached the end of its line

“Wes said there’s a choice that’s got to be made,” Rose Rapp said. “The marriage or the farm. I took a deep breath, and processed it. I said, ‘You’re right.’ That’s when we started to get out.”

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