What Do You Do When You Find a Mammoth on Your Farm?
Then there’s the paperwork to sift, or deliveries to shepherd, or seed corn to store for other farmers until the thaw. The land itself requires upkeep, too, on patches that are too dry or where water is pooling. Even in that narrow window when the fields aren’t full, Bristle’s schedule isn’t fallow; he’s crisscrossing the barns, toolshed, and bunker silos, or working some corner of the 585 acres.
That’s what he was doing, one day in 2015, when he struck a woolly mammoth with a backhoe.
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