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Farm Fare: Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

By Jennifer | November 14, 2015 |

Fall is in full swing on the farm. With the bright fall colors behind us we are busy preparing for the months ahead. Brisk days and cool nights are the perfect time to enjoy a steaming bowl of soup. We are sharing one of our farm favorites with you in hopes that it will become…

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Fall Foliage Tours

By Jennifer | October 4, 2015 |

One of the most special times to be at East Hill Farm is during the fall when it is foliage season. As many of you have witnessed, the splashes of red, burgundy, orange, and yellow on Mt. Monadnock make our view even more spectacular. We have several bus tours that stop in for lunch on…

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Preschool Field Trip on the Farm

By Jennifer | September 9, 2015 |

Are you looking for a unique and educational field trip for your preschool or kindergarten class? Throughout the fall and spring seasons, East Hill Farm hosts preschool and kindergarten field trips where students learn about our farm animals, help the farmers, and enjoy a delicious lunch. The day starts in the barn, where the kids…

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Oh My Darlin’ Clementine!

By Jennifer | August 11, 2015 |

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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Top of the Mountain Club

By Jennifer | July 28, 2015 |

Tuesday morning Mt. Monadnock guided hikes are underway at East Hill Farm! Standing 3,165 feet above sea level, it is the most climbed mountain in North America and the third most-climbed mountain in the world. East Hill Farm is perfectly situated at the foot of Mt. Monadnock in Troy, NH. So what makes it such…

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Be a farmer for a week at East Hill Farm!

By Jennifer | July 10, 2015 |

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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Summer Orientation 2015!

By Jennifer | June 20, 2015 |

On June 2, we gathered many of our new and current staff together to get ready for summer! Throughout orientation we were focused on reminding our current staff and introducing our new staff to what it is that makes East Hill Farm so special.   We were all treated to a very special Channel 47…

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Sheep Shearing at East Hill Farm

By Jennifer | April 24, 2015 |

Bruce Clement has been shearing sheep since he was 12 years old. He grew up next door to a sheep farm and had a few lambs of his own. He thought it would be fun to learn how to shear the sheep, so he took a one day 4-H class and learned the basics. His…

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Farm Fare: Coffee Crusted EHF Pork Chops

By Jennifer | April 6, 2015 |

This recipe includes making a very easy rub with coffee and spices. The rub should be applied just before cooking, and the meat doesn’t need to marinate. I used a cast-iron skillet when I made the pork, but this could just as easily be done on a charcoal or gas grill. However, I would avoid…

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Reflections of a Knitter

By Jennifer | March 23, 2015 |

I’m a knitting newbie. Well, not exactly; I learned to knit when I was nine years old and I got a lot of satisfaction out of working the needles for many years. Somewhere along the way, however, knitting virtually disappeared from my life. And then I attended the Knitting and Spinning Retreat at East Hill…

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