Monthly Archives: May 2010

Spuds Up. Hoe Down.

It’s now a month after planting and the potatoes are up.  After planting, but before the potatoes were up, a spike-tooth harrow was pulled over the field by the oxen to loosen the soil and dig up tiny germinating weeds … Continue reading

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Barn Swallow Bairns

Barn swallows make their nest out of mud, moss, straw, and horse hair donated by Howell Farm’s horses!In the old Henry Phillips horse barn a nest of wee baby barn swallows were born! Every year Howell Farm looks for the … Continue reading

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Sitting Goose

Howell Farm added six young Toulouse geese to their gaggle last year. Now full grown, the geese have added much personality to the farmscape with their antics and honking. But in the woodshed one goose has settled down on a … Continue reading

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Hay Is For Sheep & Cows

Two hundred bales of Brome hay were gathered Monday, May 17 through the efforts of staff and volunteers. This is the first cutting of hay this year. It is now being stored in Howell Farm’s sheep barn hay loft.Brome hay … Continue reading

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Too Wet To Plant Maize

Howell Farm staff Kathy Brilla, volunteers Michael Reames and Dan Kraueter observe muddy field.Howell Farm’s corn planting event Saturday, May 15 changed its course due to the previous day’s deluge. The field conditions were considered too wet to plant the … Continue reading

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Corn & Oats

Oats on right, wheat field on left. Photo by Jeff KellyThe carefully prepared and planted oat field is sprouted and growing nicely in the South Crop Fields. Hay fields are ready to cut as soon as the weather is suitable.Farmer … Continue reading

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Commander’s Performance

Bill Agress of Washington Crossing State Park as George WashingtonHowell Farm’s “Moments in New Jersey History” fashion show was graced with the presence of well known patriots, local figures, and America’s first president. To the anthem of ‘Hail To the … Continue reading

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