The Gentry Middle School sixth-grader can tell you the difference between an Old English game hen and a golden sebright. She has no qualms about scooping up an agitated hen and holding it firmly until the flustered bird grows calm in her confident grasp.
Hemwall's parents started their family farm five years ago in Pierpont to practice sustainable agriculture using organic methods and to give their two daughters the opportunity to grow up in a more natural environment. Sydney says she feels lucky to live in such a beautiful setting and knows that many 11-year-old girls would give anything to have their own horse like she does.
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