This summer we started developing a multi-year land management plan for our solar field on the North side of Adamsville Rd. The plan is inspired in part by: recommendations in Mass Audubon Society’s Best Management Practices for Nesting Grassland Birds; by the ecological vision and theory for temperate climate permaculture set out by Jacke and… [Read More]
Thursday was a beautiful and lazy afternoon, enjoying the last days of summer.
The badminton net has gotten lots of use this year. With all of the rain, it’s makes us appreciate the beautiful sunny days in between the raindrops, and the Fridays that we get to have Stowe Farm Fair-weather Friday Happy Hours!
Such a dramatic day and beautiful display, how fitting for Leon’s first birthday! Thanks, Lynn for capturing the full double rainbow at Stowe Farm! It was nice to say everyone scurrying out of their houses to get the full glory. The photo didn’t capture the full spectrum of colors, even the V showed up in… [Read More]
Quick intro/refresher about how to operate our walk-behind BCS tractor, a powerful machine that can operate many different attachments. Filling our BCS flail brush mower with gas ready for mowing pathways in one of our fields
Lots of dancing and celebrating the arrival of Stowe Farm’s new families! Good timing because all of the adults are vaccinated, and we also celebrated our first indoor, sharing food event since the pandemic. First swim in the river!
Thank you, Charles, for taking this great shot of Starlight with your new camera!
As we considered our priorities for a common structure, we discovered that for now, we mostly needed a space to gather. Our newest members, Ruthann, Sam, David, Jenny, and Jonathan gifted Stowe Farm with two picnic tables. Like magic magnets, they drew us together! We will eventually build a common something, but with warm weather… [Read More]
We have a steep slope on the South side of our house which has been a stand of tall grass and weeds for years. It is difficult to mow and the water sheets down the slope in a rainstorm causing erosion and loss of soil nutrients. This year we found a solution… log dam terraces!… [Read More]
It’s finally been warm enough to take off the mittens and not only see but actually touch. The first experience touching a tree was pure awe!