New Pond Farm 2023

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New Pond Farm’s Run for the Cows

In May we hosted our third annual Redding Road Race ~ A Run For the Cows. More than 800 runners, ages 2-72, dedicated themselves to the Seven-Mile Run, the Half Marathon, and the Mighty Cow Run, and over 100 youngsters joined us for the Piglet Prance around the pastures. Inspiring stories abounded, some people ran in […]

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New Pond Farm-Honey Harvest

Honey Bees on the Farm

Wow! This has been a great summer for our honey bees. This truly has been a year where the honey bees are a pleasure for all five senses. I love watching the bees as they are coming and going from their hive. I watch for the color of the pollen they are bringing in and […]

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Ne Pond Farm-Barn with Solar

Sun, Sun, Sun — Here It Comes

Sunlight to electric current! It’s amazing! Photovoltaics (using sunlight to produce electric current) provide an elegant conversion of sunlight to energy with no moving parts and no environmental emissions. As the cost of solar panels decreases, the incentives to use solar energy continue to rise. In keeping with New Pond Farm’s mission statement, to connect […]

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Green Pastures for the Animals

 by Mike Murray, Farm Manager Often, visitors to New Pond Farm will ask where the sheep or cows are located on any particular day. This is because these animals frequently move to different areas of the Farm. We call it rotational grazing, and we use it for proper nutrition, growth and production. Rotational grazing is […]

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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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