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Barn News

Meet the New Farm Staff!

There are several new and friendly faces joining us in the barn this summer, each attached to a person with a unique set of skills and experience. Whether you are riding, making butter, collecting eggs, or visiting the animals, we know this knowledgeable group will be happy to help you enjoy your vacation. We are…

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Baa-Baa Babies!

Lambing season has started! The farmers and our night watchmen have been on high alert day and night throughout the last few weeks in order to move the expectant moms into the barn before the babies come. The gestation period for a ewe is typically around 5 months. They usually give birth to 1-3 lambs…

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Welcome Izzie!

East Hill Farm welcomes a new addition to the barn! Sophie gave birth to a filly (female foal) on November 13 at 5:40pm. Her name is Izzie. The journey started over a year ago as Farmer Perri searched high and low for a suitable stallion for Sophie. She landed on Checkmark, a premium spotted draft…

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Ask a Farmer: Callie Goes on Maternity Leave

Callie, our wonderful dairy cow, is due to have a calf this August! She is always reliable and friendly, patiently allowing many guests to learn how to milk a cow over the years. Our farmers have been working diligently to dry up her milk supply. A dairy cow needs to take off the last few…

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Make Hay While the Sun Shines!!

Summertime + Sunshine = Time to Make Hay! It is that time of year again. Time to fill our hayloft with the smell of freshly cut grass hay! When the grass dies and our New Hampshire land gets covered up with ice and snow it is crucial to have an ample supply of hay for…

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Ask A Farmer: A Bunny for Easter?

Are you thinking about buying a cute little bunny for your child this Easter? Here are a few very important things you should consider first! The fuzzy little bunny you buy for Easter won’t stay small forever. It will soon grow into a full size rabbit. It is important to make sure your family won’t…

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Welcome to the Herd, Teddy!

Farmer Perri is excited to introduce the newest member of our herd! Teddy is a 7-year-old Bay Quarter Horse. He stands approximately 15.3 hands. He came to us from a local family where he was a trail horse. Teddy was born and raised in Kentucky where he had fun roping cattle Western style. Over the…

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Ask a Farmer: Keeping a Family Milking Cow

The following question was recently posed to Farmer Sara, our barn manager at East Hill Farm: “I have room on my property to keep one family milking cow. What do I need to know before jumping into this venture?” There are a number of issues one needs to consider and research prior to beginning such…

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Oh My Darlin’ Clementine!

On Wednesday, July 29, Cathy’s Callie June gave birth to Callie’s Sweet Clementine! She was born at 10:30 in the morning with no complications. Farmer Perri chose her name from a list compiled by guests and barn staff. She said it was an easy choice given that her name had to start with a “C”…

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Be a farmer for a week at East Hill Farm!

What’s it like to be a farmer? Just ask Aidan, an 11-year-old guest who has been coming to the East Hill Farm since he was a baby. Unlike many of our guests, Aidan spends all of his time on vacation working—spending time in the barn with our farmers and helping with whatever they need. He…

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