Monthly Archives: August 2009

Potato Dig

The Saturday Potato Harvest was rained out on the 22nd, and it is looking too muddy to do it tomorrow during the Fiddle Contest as we had hoped. On Wednesday the 26th, Farmer Ian drove Chester and Jack while Farmer … Continue reading

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Unusual Volunteers

Besides your usual lot of helping hands, Howell Farm has experienced other forms of volunteers this summer. Uninvited corn plants have sprouted along the kitchen garden fence in scattered plots. The propagators are resident squirrels that live in the corn crib. … Continue reading

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The Daily Grind

The pigs are gaining weight and chowing down on the feed. Grinding corn for their feed is a daily chore that school children typically perform, but due to the heat, they are not going up into the granary. So, our … Continue reading

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Lots of Rain

The recent abundance of rain has had a range of effects on the farm’s crops. Although the deluge of moisture has slowed down our hay and straw production, according to Farmer Jeremy, the benefits have far outweighed the bad. The … Continue reading

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A Jungle of Flourishing Corn

The ornamental and field corn has tasseled and is starting to pollinate.  

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Up Close with Bees

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Honey Harvest

Come to Howell Farm this Saturday for an old-fashioned honey harvest. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All of the farm’s bees will be on their best behavior, according to beekeepers, who have invited the public to … Continue reading

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