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April 29:

"Moments in Time Fashion Show warm-up"

Howell Farm ladies prepare to walk the runway and show off the latest farm fashions from the seventeen hundreds to the 1950's.

April 22:

"Outdoor Equity Alliance (OEA) planting Kale"

While helping to plant kale for the Trenton Soup Kitchen, one OEA member uncovered a hungry caterpillar waiting to hatch in a very tasty garden. 

April 18:

"Three Little Pigs"

... We're waiting to meet you!

April 4:

"Special Delivery"

Sometimes the stork needs a little help from the USPS! Our two-day-old Barred Rock chicks arrived today at the Pennington Post Office. They will be ready to meet you on Saturday in Howell Farm's brooder coop.

March 20:

"First Day of Spring"

Chester and Paul are soaking up the sun  on the first day of spring!

March 15:

"Bottle-Fed Lamb"

For whatever reason, this little guy was not getting enough milk from his mom.  But don't worry...his farmer-parents (Katelyn and Alessandra) will bottle feed and keep him warm until his mom can take over.

March 7:

"The First Arrival"

Our first  lamb (a boy) arrived today, followed  twenty minutes later by his twin bother!

March 4:

"Bushy, the Cat, Learns to Tell Time"

She may not know how to use a watch but she sure does know when it's 2 o'clock! That's when Blizzard the cow gets milked. Bushy always makes her way to the barn in time to get a fresh mug of milk  from one of the farm's generous milkmaids. 


February 11:

"Firing up the Evaporator"

Farmer Jim and his band of sugar-shack elves are feeding the firebox with hand-split firewood and boiling down sap to make our award-winning maple syrup! This winter has been milder than most, and our first batches of syrup have been a little darker in color...but for those of us who love the rich taste of maple, that's not a bad thing!

February 25:

"Seeding Clover"

Yes, we are taking off our mittens to seed clover! Thirty-two degrees may seem a little chilly for planting, but the theory behind frost-seeding is that when the soil surface freezes and thaws it "honeycombs," or loosens. "Broadcasting" clover seed over loose soil in mid- to late winter results in extra seed-to-soil contact and can yield a green clover field by St. Patrick's Day!  

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

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