Yesterday was a wild day at the farm. We had new fencing going in by the Carriage Barn, 30 children from The Tower School learning all about compost, volunteers from EMARC weeding our garden beds, new signs being installed throughout the property and of course the preparations for The Trustees' 125th Anniversary Gala which will take place in the heart of the farm this Saturday. We can't wait to experience the guests arriving to the farm by train car as the Appleton family did for years.
In other news, the Jerseys are back out on fresh pasture and loving life in the lush green fields. Their first day out was on Mother's Day (a fitting way to treat our hard-working mamas with a special gift). We had over 200 people join us in traditional Swiss fashion to lead the cow parade to the new spring pasture. It was a fabulous time and we want to thank all who were able to attend.
Around the farm you will notice we have a new walking route from the Farm Store & CSA Barn to the Carriage Barn & Old House Visitor Center. We are now directing visitors down the path through the field rather than down the road past the greenhouse and compost piles. Why? Our livestock and stewardship teams were unable to safely operate equipment with so many visitors walking through those areas of the operation. Shareholder pick-your-own will be entering from a new gate so make sure to come to our orientation day on June 4th to get the "lay of the 2016 land". We hope you will enjoy the new route when you are visiting or extending your share pick up with a walk to visit the animals or cheese kitchen.
Rise and Shine Little Farmers | Saturday mornings, 9am
Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast pigs will run for their morning helping of veggie scraps? This Saturday morning program brings families behind the scenes of our working farm. You’ll meet our cows, goats, sheep & chickens when you help with the morning chores (don’t worry, we will go easy on you!) We learn as we go and take advantage of whatever lesson the day has to offer. We conclude our farm adventure with a seasonal farm story. Registration online at www.thetrustees.org.
Lastly, our Appleton Farm Camp is filling up quickly! We are still looking for energetic and fun camp counselors (age 19 and up). Please share with your friends and neighbors. Job description and application information can be found on The Trustees website.
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