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Live Free and Hike!

By Jennifer | June 17, 2018 |

Hiking is good for the soul. It provides fresh air, a connection with the outdoors, and a fun, low impact way to exercise. Throughout most of the year we offer guided hikes up Gap Mountain. This is a great hike for the average hiker, with several switchbacks on the trail and moderate rigor. During the…

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Meet the New Farm Staff!

By Jennifer | June 4, 2018 |

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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Grown Up Farm Camp!

By Jennifer | May 7, 2018 |

We have welcomed a new member to our EHF staff! Danielle joined us this past November and is the new program coordinator for Grown Up Farm Camp, previously known as Adult Midweek Getaways.  We held our first “Grown Up Farm Camp” April 22-27 and boy was it a hit! Danielle kicked off the week with…

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Top 6 Reasons to spend your spring at East Hill Farm

By Jennifer | April 11, 2018 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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