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Builder Jon Fahan with the composting shed

Black Gold!

 by Mike Murray, Farm Manager Manure is a valuable resource and can be quite useful in agriculture practices. A new composting shed has been built at New Pond Farm and is located behind the main farmhouse allowing further management of this important product. It was built following guidelines put in place to protect the environment, […]

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Chicken Coop

More Than a Chicken Coop

If you have been over to New Pond recently you were sure to notice the charming new Chicken Coop in its new location near the Cow Barn. New Pond Farm’s dedicated Teaching Staff and the Board of Directors agreed that it was time to enhance our educational programs with a coop that was a more […]

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Chicken Coop

A New Coop

Thanks to generous donors participating in our Anniversary Campaign we are finally going to accomplish a long awaited capital project! Over the past several weeks, you may have noticed an excavator resting in the snow along our Farm Road. In the snowiest of winters we have broken ground for our new Chicken Coop! It is […]

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Welcome Back, Mike!

On August 1st, Mike Murray returned to New Pond Farm, taking the position of Farm Manager. You may remember Mike from programs and visits to the barn when he served as the Assistant Farm Manager from 2003-2005. We are delighted with Mike’s return. He has a lifetime of hands-on experience and we take great comfort […]

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A Connecticut Dairy Farm of Distinction

    On June 29th Commissioner Prelli from the Department of Agriculture and members of the Connecticut Farm Beautification Program presented New Pond with the Connecticut Dairy Farm of Distinction award. This is such an honor and it recognizes the years of dedication and professionalism exhibited by Chris and the staff.     The award is part […]

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Introducing Bernard

    This easily recognized call can often be heard echoing through our darkened wetlands and woodlands and now it can be more frequently heard at New Pond Farm.     Meet our newest resident, Bernard the barred owl. Sadly, he had an encounter with a pickup truck and now has a permanently injured shoulder. Bernard has […]

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New Pond Farm & the Vision of Two Women

When Carmen Mathews began New Pond Foundation in the mid-1980s she had the open mind, the gracious spirit and the courage to consider sharing her spectacular 102-acre farm with others. Her dear friend Sally had the vision to see the incredible educational potential, as well as the passion and dedication to help with the farm’s […]

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