Monthly Archives: July 2009

Hauling Rocks

Farmer Rob and his team of oxen hauled rocks this morning. The rocks came from the foundation of the horse barn, which was recently under construction. The rocks will end up near the creek to help in an erosion prevention … Continue reading

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Fly Nets

On steamy summer days such as today, giant horse flies love to harrass our horses as they work in the fields. To combat this, we drape the horses in fly nets, which swish back and forth as the horses walk. … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day

Enjoy beautiful summer days and evenings at Howell Farm. Visit tomorrow night (Saturday) for free horse-drawn hayrides, or come back next weekend (August 1 and 2) for the Mercer County 4-H Fair.

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Crop Report

Read the latest installment of The Crop Report here.

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Sunnier Days

Three weeks of sunny weather have been favorable for finishing off the first cutting of hay and starting the second. The barns are now full of forage to feed our animals until next year’s hay. We had good sunny weather … Continue reading

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Saturday Evening on the Farm

Come to Howell Farm this Saturday evening to enjoy a summer hayride across our 130 historic acres. The rides are free and run from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. During the program, visitors can also take self-guided tours, picnic in … Continue reading

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Corn Maze: WE NEED YOU!

The cutting of Howell Farm’s corn maze is being aided this year by a technological leap forward — GPS navigation. The first step in the annual maze-building process is for surveyors to enter the cornfield and place marking flags at … Continue reading

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