Monthly Archives: June 2010

Howell Farm’s Hay Day

Farmer Ian Ferry rakes hay with horses Jack & Chester. Photo by Jeff KellySaturday, June 18 was hot & humid with a slight breeze at Howell Farm, perfect weather for sweating in the fields and making hay. Sunshine is imperative … Continue reading

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Animal Update

Howell Farm’s livestock play the role that as a living history farm under the Mercer County Park Commission is indispensable. Though the animals are not pets and are part of interpreting a working farm, the animals are well loved and … Continue reading

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Veggies & Grains

Kitchen garden. Photo by Jeff KellyAs a sustainable working farm, Howell Living History Farm enjoys the variety of crops that are grown on the farm’s 45 tillable acres. A moist and warm spring has produced verdant crops and vegetables. To … Continue reading

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Corn In Progress

Because of the sporadic corn growth in Howell Farm’s three acre corn field (see entry below), Howell Farm interns used a hand corn planter to replace the reprobate seeds. It was thought to use the one horse corn planter but … Continue reading

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Corn And Hay

Rows of corn in Hunter’s Field, Wednesday, June 1, 2010.The corn, planted Saturday, May 22, has germinated in Hunter’s Field (see Crop Map link above). However Farmer Jeremy Mills noticed while cultivating that many sections of corn have either not … Continue reading

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Pig Pals

Howell Farm’s four little pigs enjoy the mud during the unusually warm spring days. When the piglets first arrived at Howell Farm they were shy and distant, now they are delightfully friendly and comfortable around visitors. On Saturday, June 12 … Continue reading

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