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  • New Pond Farm-Animals-Ayrshire-cow

    Ayrshire

    Originally from Scotland, these animals are well adapted to rocky farms and harsh winters. They are known for their production longevity. Our Ayrshire cows are white with dark red spots, their names are Sugar (2012) and Sage (6/3/16).

  • American Milking Shorthorn

    Originating in Northeastern England. Bred for dairy or beef. Ours have been bred for dairy and will therefore have strong dairy traits. Beautifully colored red, white, and sometimes even roan (a rich mixture of red and white, and cannot be found in any other breed of dairy cattle). They are excellent milk producers. They are […]

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    Guernsey

    Originally from the British Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel, Guernseys are well known for their gentleness and are dark gold in color. Guernsey milk has a unique golden color. Our heifer is Tinsel (12/24/17).

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    Jersey

    Originally from Britain’s Isle of Jersey, close to the Isle of Guernsey. Small in size, but produce milk containing the highest butterfat of any other milking breed. Our Jersey cow is honey brown and her name is Koko.

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    Holstein

    Originally from the Netherlands These black and white cows are commonly used on large dairy farms due to their ability to produce more milk each day than any other breed. Our Holstein is Bessie (11/26/16).

  • Honey Bees

    Did you know:
    A bee makes 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
    Honeybees travel the equivalent of one and a half times around the earth to collect the nectar to make a pound of honey.
    Honey never spoils.
    Honeybees are the only insect that produce a food we eat.
    A queen bee can lay up to 2,000 eggs in one day.
    A honeybee will visit 50 to 100 flowers on a single trip.
    One hive can have 60 to 80,000 bees in the summer.

  • Eastern Box Turtle

    This species of tortoise is native to the Eastern United States ranging from southern Maine to Florida along the East Coast, and west to Michigan, Illinois, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas and can live to be over 100 years old.

  • Eastern Painted Turtle

    These beautiful turtles are Connecticut's most numerous turtle species and can also be found from coast to coast through the northern United States and southern Canada, south to the Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana to southwestern Alabama.

  • Russian Tortoise

    A small tortoise species, with a size range of 13–25 cm (5–10 in). Females grow slightly larger (15–25 cm [6–10 in]) to accommodate more eggs. Males average 13–20 cm (5–8 in). They can live more than 40 years, if they are raised on a lean, high-fiber diet, captive-raised animals in low-stress environments they can have a higher life expectancy.

  • Three-Toed Box turtle

    This North American tortoise is native to the Mississippi River Valley from northern Missouri southward across southeastern Kansas and eastern Oklahoma into south-central Texas, and southeastward across western Tennessee and Georgia to the coastal lowlands.