A Celebration of Spring for All Ages

On Saturday May 4th, we celebrated spring by reconnecting with the land and community through planting, sharing a meal, and expressing gratitude for earth’s renewal.  There was a wonderful turnout of friends and volunteers to see the progress and changes that have occurred over the last year at Colchester Neighborhood Farm.

Activities included planting, potluck lunch, visiting with our young cashmere goat kids and the other animals, creating clay art projects, growing a sunflower project, getting away from it all by taking a quiet walk through our labyrinth, Kerrie tending to her new hive of honey bees, and a perennial plant share.

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How to Keep Warm…

Keep movin’!!!… Might you know someone who would be interested in volunteering?

We are looking for  help with animal feeding several days per week… it is about a 20 minute commitment – unless, of course, you wish to stay longer to play.  It’s a simple feeding of giving grain and hay, along with water, to six goats and one sheep.

We are especially in need during February vacation… Monday and Friday afternoon/evening.

Other times that would be helpful  are Monday mornings… anytime from day break to 10:00 AM (sunrise is often spectacular at the farm – what a gift!) and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoon/evenings – anytime after 4:00 PM.

We frequently have the great fortune to observe stunning moon rises and sunsets during afternoon feeding time.

Training available!

Contact Connie by e-mail at cmaribett@newenglandvillage.org or cell 781-588-4255.

Annual Harvest Gathering for CSA Members & Supporters

On Sunday, October 21st, Colchester Neighborhood Farm held its Annual Harvest Gathering Open House.  There was a wonderful turnout of CSA Members and Supporters.

The Open House included a Potluck Lunch of favorite dishes for sharing.   There was also Tours, Yoga in the Field, a Cooking Demo, Donor and Supporter Recognition, a Beekeeping Presentation, & more…  Hayrides and Music were ongoing throughout the day!!

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Geography Class Visits CNF

Member James writes about his own blog:

Thanks for hosting my students yesterday and talking with them about the work and thought involved in the farm.  As you can tell, this was a very engaged group, some of them with more than the usual amount of experience with these issues.

 James wrote up the visit at http://bsc-geography.blogspot.com/2012/07/back-to-fields.html

Be sure to click the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhayesboh/sets/72157630783276616/ to view more photos on Flickr.

It’s Springtime at CNF :-)