Monthly Archives: July 2010

2010 Maze Cut

Eric Houghton,Tim Ferry and Jayme Ferry survey maze points.Howell Farm’s annual corn maze has been cut into shape. This year’s design reflects the farm’s soon to be most recent addition, a milk cow! The maze was cleverly patterned by artist … Continue reading

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Evening Hayrides

Howell Farm offers free hayrides this Saturday, July 24 evening 5:00pm-8:00pm! Under sweltering heat, even the rugged farmers seek for the relief of the cooler evenings to do their work. The hayrides leave the barnyard about every twenty-five minutes and … Continue reading

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Cucumbers

The Kitchen Garden has done relatively well during this dry season, especially the cucumbers. The peas shriveled under the intense New Jersey sunlight but the cucumbers with their ample leafy shade have beat the heat and are producing numbers of … Continue reading

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Daisy & Blaze’s New Home

View from Daisy’s new box stall, built by Farmer & Carpenter Ian Ferry Farmer and Carpenter Ian Ferry was placing the finishing touches on the first of two box stalls in the east end of the barn on Wednesday.  Both … Continue reading

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Bear Sighted on Pleasant Valley Road

A black bear was sighted on Wednesday morning, ambling down Pleasant Valley Road toward Valley Road.  Local police called to alert the farm of the its whereabouts at 9:30am, but the bear likely changed course as there were no further … Continue reading

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Maize, Maze

Farmer Jeremy Mills cultivated the sweet corn and popcorn in Hunter’s Field on Tuesday, but even the weeds were in need of rain.  The dirt, which usually has some moisture a few inches below the surface, was entirely parched.  Mills … Continue reading

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Grains Feel Their Oats

One need only walk across the front lawn to hear the drought “crunch,” but in the south crop fields, that sound means good oats.  Despite a popcorn field whose leaves are curling and a corn maze in need of irrigation, … Continue reading

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