A pre-dawn hay run to Canada
copyright the Chronicle November 4, 2015
by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph
The sun was nowhere near rising when this reporter met Richard Labrecque of Barton at the Circle K in Barton to go on a hay run to Canada in his Western Star truck and trailer.
“You all set?” he said as he leaned against a friend’s car, sipping his coffee. “Let’s go.”
Mr. Labrecque sells the hay he buys in Canada to farms in Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
“It’s good money if you know your French,” he said about the business.
Mr. Labrecque grew up speaking French with his family, and going on 200 hay runs to Canada per year helps him keep it up.
As he drove his big truck onto Interstate 91, headed north, he switched on… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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