The pigs are squealing, the chickens clucking, the lambs playing, the goats bleating, and the steers standing in their pen. It's a typical morning at McNeil High School.
Livestock at school? In a part of Central Texas where people are more likely to work at Dell than run a farm?
Absolutely. Behind the brick buildings, parking lots and ball fields on the North Austin campus is a small farm funded and operated by more than 40 animal-loving students willing to spend hours a day caring for livestock.
Original article appeared in the American Statesman, Saturday Nov. 26th.