Happy Earth Day! I hope you find time to enjoy Mother Nature!
Farmer Mike Murray at the evaporator
Our syruping season is winding down. Mike and Emmett have been boiling down our sap for the past few weeks. Bottling will take place next week, so stop by the farm if you'd like to purchase delicious, locally made maple syrup!
a fall morning at New Pond Farm
Please join us on Saturday to enjoy our Harvest Festival and the fall foliage! 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Check out our website for more details http://www.newpondfarm.org
Please join our exuberant cast for an exciting performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, in the backyard of the Farmhouse at New Pond Farm. Seating is limited so please call for reservations 203.938.2117 Performances are free, but donations in support of the theatre program are gratefully accepted. Musician Will Ponturo wrote the music for the play. In this video Will and his musical dad, Bob, are practicing by the farmhouse garden.
New Pond Farm's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
An Invitation to next weekend's performances of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Friday and Saturday evening 6-8 p.m.. Admission is free but donations will be welcomed. Please call the farm to reserve your seat!
White Coral Bells- A Fairy Lullaby
Summer Shakespeare is in full swing!! Join us on Fri. 15th or Sat. 16th at 6 p.m. for the performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Call for reservations 203.938.2117
Piglets in the Piggery!
Tulip and Twig have made it down to the Piggery behind the garden! Tulip, the female, is a Yorkshire and has upright ears. Twig, the male, is a Landrace and has floppy ears...both are as cute as can be and as you will see, they have perfected rooting, running, tail twirling and snorting!
More than 50 cheeping balls of fluff are settling into our coop. These Delawares are a cross between New Hampshire Reds and Barred Plymouth Rocks. They will mature into lovely white hens with black feathers around their necks and tips of their tails, and starting in the fall, their eggs will be found in the Dairy Annex 'frige.
After all the running, our practical Guernsey settles in for her first taste of fresh greens after a winter of hay and grain.
Our cows' first romp in the pastures!
Green pastures are a great reason to kick up your heels!
Dancing of the Ladies
Today was the day! New Pond Farm's very own "Running of the Cows!". After a long winter in the barnyard, spring pastures inspire leaps of joy!
Lambing Season Has Begun!
Lambing season has begun at New Pond Farm. We hope you enjoy this quick glimpse of our first set of twins!
Our lambing season has begun! We hope you enjoy a glimpse of our first set of twins. More are on the way...it is beginning to feel a lot like spring!
Redding Elementary School's Orff Out got the holiday season off to a perfect start with the first night of Caroling with the Animals. Our thanks to the wonderful Kathy Weiss!
an afternoon of rockets on the farm
Rockets soar over the pastures at New Pond Farm
Rocketry at New Pond Farm
3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!!
Today was Rocketry Day at New Pond Farm....here is a glimpse of launch #1
It's a Boy! Lily and her new calf.
Our 2-year old Jersey, Lily, gave birth to her first calf around 9 a.m. this morning. The calf, a bullock, is getting his first bath from his attentive mother!
Our thanks to Paul Winter and the Consort for sharing a wonderful evening of beautiful melodies with us! Thanks also to chef Evan Hanczor for treating us to to a delicious Taste of the Farm! What a great way to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We loved every minute.
Our Bounty of Sunflowers
Thanks to farmers Mike and Jeff, the Farm's lower garden is bursting with sunny blooms! They will be the backdrop for our Paul Winter Consort Concert...we hope you can join us and take in the beauty.
Listen to the low mooos as Nutmeg greets her new calf--he is just a few hours old and already making his way around the barnyard...by tomorrow he will be running! Please come for a visit--he will be in the barnyard right off the farmroad.
Nutmeg, our beautiful Milking Shorthorn, presented Asst. Farm Manager, Jeff Casel, with a bouncing bullock this afternoon. Here is a short clip with Jeff feeding him his first bottle.
Dear Friends, Please join us for a wonderful evening of Shakespeare. Fri. & Sat. evening, 6 p.m. on the back lawn of the farmhouse. For reservations please call the farm 203.938.2117
A quick glimpse of the dress rehearsal and the fantastic cast! Please join us for the free performance: Fri. or Sat. 6 p.m. Seating is limited so please call for eservations 203.938.2117
A special invitation, especially for you!
Thanks to beekeeper Ann Murray our young explorers get up close and personal with our honeybees! Here's a quick peek...
More rehearsal fun!
15 fantastic actors are in rehearsals for evening performances of "A Comedy of Errors". Please join us! July 16,17, and 18
Summer cuts! What a beautiful day for our annual May Fair Festival!
Happy Earth Day!! We hope you find time a little time today to celebrate the beauty and wonder of the natural world--a great day for a walk! Woodland wildflowers will be there to greet you.
If you peek into the left window of our coop you will see our week-old chicks! Our two piglets have arrived as well and will stay snuggled up in the barn until the weather warms, when they will move to our piggery by the garden.
We have had two fantastic Peeper Patrol evenings on the farm. Families joined us at the marsh with flashlights to welcome the returning spring peepers, pickerals, greenfrogs, and woodfrogs...an exciting time was had by all! Happy Spring!
Our final evening of Caroling featured the always amazing Fred Newman and his talented daughter Lila. Thank you to all of our musicians for generously donating their time and thanks to all of our cookie bakers! Everyone enjoyed the cookies and farm fresh hot chocolate! We hope your holidays are off to a wonderful start!
Rita Caruso and family gave our Saturday evening guests a wonderful start to their holiday weekend!
Another glimpse of Redding Elementary's Orff Ensemble leading New Pond Farm members in song!
Kathy Weiss and members of the Orff Ensemble got our "Caroling in the Barn with the Animals" weekend off to a fantastic start! A few short video clips are coming your way! Thanks
We hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving! It is a beautiful day on the farm, just perfect for an invigorating walk! The calves and sheep are in the barnyard and cows are relaxing in the free-stall barn. Our New Pond Farm calendars are for sale in the office along with handknit hats and scarves, brought to you by the flock at the farm, they are unique holiday gifts! Have a great day!
Lazin' and grazin' #guernsey #newpondfarm #cows
Come on over to meet Nestlé our beautiful new Milking Shorthorn heifer! She was born at 8 p.m. last night.
Daniel Zlock and Grace Hubbard as Proteus and Silvia.
Marissa Gregory rehearsing as Julia in "Two Gentlemen of Verona". Please join us Friday or Saturday evening 6 pm. 203.938.2117 for reservations
Summer Shakespeare Rehearsal!
A glimpse of the fun to come! Elizabeth Bachmann and Lia O'Conner as Launce and Speed in "Two Gentlemen of Verona". Please join us on Friday or Saturday night, 6 p.m., back lawn of the white farmhouse. Call for reservations 203.938.2117
Meet Grace, heifer of our Dutch Belted, Glory! Born 11:30 p.m. last night with Mike & Ann Murray as the delivery team! More photos to come!
It's time for a haircut! Sheep shearing today at our Founders' May Fair! 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Please read yesterday's post for more details! 'hope to see you there!
Dear Members, Here are some Cheeping Chicks wishing you a Happy Easter and a Peaceful Passover. Please come by for a visit we also have seven lambs in the barnyard! Piglets coming soon.
An evening of peaceful grazing on the farm. 'hope you are keeping cool! Please come for a visit--the sheep and lambs are out on Astronomy Hill, the two calves (Gus and Santana) are bouncing in the barnyard, and the pigs are enjoying the mud down by the garden. Happy Summer!
Sharing the sunrise with the flock.