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Top 6 Reasons to spend your spring at East Hill Farm

By Jennifer | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spring is in the air as the winter months wither away and snowy walkways become replaced with fresh breezes, warmer days, and nature’s regrowth. Each season welcomes different experiences in the farming world, and East Hill Farm is no different. Here are our top six reasons to spend your spring vacation weeks and weekends at…

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Maple Madness!

By Jennifer | March 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

As the snow and ice begin to thaw, so does the sweet sap in the maple trees that surround us. Warm days allow the sap to liquefy, move and build pressure within the trees, causing it to flow from any fresh wound on the tree. Cold nights create the ideal conditions for the sap to…

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Farm Fare: Butternut Bisque

By Jennifer | February 5, 2018 | 8 Comments

Winter squash is wholesome & hearty. It is the perfect way to warm the soul on a cold winter’s day, especially when paired with spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. We recently entered our butternut bisque recipe into the 17th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for The Community Kitchen in Keene. Soups were awarded “best soup”…

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Baa-Baa Babies!

By Jennifer | January 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

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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Farm Fare: Gingerbread House

By Jennifer | December 12, 2017 | 3 Comments

Have you admired the beautiful Gingerbread Houses at East Hill Farm? Ever wished you could make one yourself? Now is your chance! We were lucky enough to work with our very own expert gingerbread house builder, Jane while she whipped up this cute little house. Follow these instructions and get creative this holiday season! East…

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Welcome Izzie!

By Jennifer | November 19, 2017 | 4 Comments

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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Harvest Fest Weekend 2017

By Jennifer | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

We had another fun Harvest Fest Weekend October 13th to 15th. We started with some East Hill Farm classics, including: decorating egg cartons and Friday night Bingo in the dining room! The rest of the weekend was anything but ordinary. We began our Saturday morning by stringing donuts from the ceiling and having a donut-eating…

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5 Top Activities to Accompany Your Farm Stay: Fall Edition

By Jennifer | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

As summer starts to wind down, the air gets cooler. Cozy sweaters start coming out from the back of the bureau drawers. Pumpkin spiced coffee, beer, muffins, and just about every other treat imaginable start to hit the shelves. At the farm, the leaves turn and seem to set Mount Monadnock on fire and the…

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Love Letters From Our Farmily

By Jennifer | September 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Another busy summer has come to a close at East Hill Farm. We had several familiar faces return and many new families join us to explore our farm stay experience. Whether it was the first visit or the twenty-first, we saw all of the families participating in similar activities, including: milking the cow, checking for…

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What made us return to East Hill Farm after just one visit?

By Jennifer | August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

We – Marcia and Claudia –  live in different states, and are close friends who met at East Hill Farm more than 25 years ago. Since then, we – and our families – have been coming to the Farm for the same week every year. We have often had conversations about the ways in which…

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