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Icing on the Pond

As forecasted, Howell Farm was able to harvest ice off of Belle Mountain Pond. The pond was measured last week at four inches of clear ice. However, the recent snowfall blanketed the snow and the above freezing temperatures began to … Continue reading

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Ox Barn Corners

Howell Farm carpenter Ian Ferry began touching up the ox barn on Wednesday, December 29. Corner boards were removed and edges were resealed. The two oxen Jake and Chris will appreciate a more water tight dwelling that will keep the … Continue reading

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Ice Forecast

Howell Farm has high hopes for a good harvest of ice this season. The prolonged freezing temperatures are the most obvious factor for their confidence. However, on the farm’s nearest pond, within the Round Pasture, the water is less responsive … Continue reading

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Winter Foragers

During the winter months, grass and forage is at a premium. Howell Farm’s grazing animals are let out every day to fatten up for winter wherever grass is available. Daisy, Howell Farm’s milking cow, has been placed in the Stony … Continue reading

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Osage Oranges Signal a Cold, Snowy Winter

Osage oranges and all black wooly worms have some farmers thinking it will be a hard winter.  An abundance of the green “monkey brain” fruits of the Osage tree, according to farmer lore, signals a long, cold winter.  Coupled with … Continue reading

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Blaze Moves Into New Stall

Blaze and Martin Flory leave West Wing Howell Farm’s senior horse moved up in the horse world. A retired horse for five years, Blaze remains a Howell Farm icon. On Friday, August 27 Rob Flory and his son Martin led … Continue reading

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3600 Pounds Of Potatoes

Howell Farm visitors and volunteers in potato field.On Saturday, August 21 visitors, volunteers, and farmers harvested 3,600 lbs. of potatoes grown at Howell Farm. Over 2,100 pounds of these potatoes will be donated to Trenton hunger projects. At Howell Farm, … Continue reading

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