(4. Holding piglet)

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Newton County Farm Woman of the Year Samantha Heffley holds one of the 10 one-month-old Kunekune piglets from her family farm near Pelsor. This small, hairy, breed of domestic pig originated in New Zealand.

(7. Milking Time)

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Samantha Heffley makes quick work of milking a goat by hand. The milk will be processed into soaps and lotions.

(3. With the Pigs)

Times photo/Jeff Dezort

Newton County Farm Woman of the Year Samantha Heffley checks on the family of Kunekune pigs.

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(5. Chickens)

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The Heffley family has a flock of chickens that have taken control of the front yard.

(6. Think I'm Missing One)

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It looks like Clayton is missing a chicken.

(1. On the sofa)

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From left, Newton County Farm Woman of the year Samantha Heffley, with her family, Brielynn, 8, Jesse, 8, Sunny, 6, Isaiah, 6 and husband, Clayton.

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(2. Heffley couple)

Times Photo/Jeff Dezort

Samantha and her husband, Clayton, Heffley, enjoy a quite moment on their family farm.

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(8. All the Kids)

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The Heffley children get along well not only with each other, but with the animals on the farm as well.

Jeff Dezort, Newton County Times editor, has worked at the newspaper since 2001. Before that he was a reporter, photographer and assistant editor of the Harrison Daily Times.

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