3/12 - Great Progress on "The Secret Garden"

The workday last Saturday was a big success - many many thanks to everyone who turned out to chop their way through the chaos: Paco Agrafojo, Dave & Ned Berube, Richard Binns, Dan Burnham, Sarah Cross, Tom Heffernan, Roger Ives, Alanna Mozzer, Doug Nilson, Mark O'Hara, Ann & Howie Orr, and Bobbie & George Rodgers.

As you can see from the before & after pics, lots of progress has been made, but plenty more work remians to be done before our orchard planting event on April 30th.

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Hilltop Orchard Workday Scheduled

On March 12, 2016 the Friends of the Farm need your help! We are clearing a 3 acre field in order to plant apple trees on Arbor Day Weekend! This will be hard work and we need people with chain saws, regular saws, shovels, hedge clippers, shears and if anyone has a Bobcat with a brush hog attachment - BRING IT.

PLEASE PLEASE tag and invite friends who might enjoy helping out!

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3/6 - Great turnout for the Bluebird Nesting Box Workshop

Today’s Bluebird Nesting Box workshop was a HUGE success. About 60 people were there, and 49 of the 54 total kits were built. 7 of the completed boxes were donated to FOFAH and another 7 were donated to the Suffield Land Conservancy. 

Many thanks to Ray Pioggia who came to grab some pictures for us. Below is a montage he created for us:

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3/3 - Sunny Workday with Pine Meadow Academy!

We got started a little late this morning, but we still got a lot done!  We made a huge dent in the big brush pile behind the chicken coop, moved the old silage blower out of the way, and loaded up the "dead" golf cart for disposal. 

The Great Backyard Bird Count!

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FOFAH invites you to participate in the 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count. This annual four-day event is February 12-15.