Blog :: 08-2020

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News Updates from Stowe Farm Community in Colrain, MA!

Hello Readers. We are excited to share with you some updates from our new(ish) land listings at Stowe Farm Community in beautiful Colrain, MA! This unique intentional community has something for everyone! Read on, and reach out if you have questions. Link at end of blog post. In the meanwhile, stay healthy and wear your mask!

 

 

Stowe Farm Community
is a rural cohousing neighborhood nestled
in the beautiful hills of Colrain, Massachusetts.

 

GEESE, LUMBER, GARDENS, PIGS, BORSCHT

 

Quarantine Goslings

Sebastapol goslings helped us through the pandemic. Read our friend Martha's story of how they came into all of our lives and hearts...  Goslings

Milling Lumber Locally

Kai (above) is self appointed project manager of the milled lumber. This lumber is from Michael and Betsy's managed woodlot and from the border with our neighbor, Lynn. It was milled using a portable bandsaw sawmill owned and operated by our neighbor, Matt Gancz. The portable sawmill was built by a Menonite craftsman in the Midwest. Read more and see video: local mill

 

Butterfly Garden

At age 11, Harley was the youngest member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Lepidopterists' Society. Now she works at the local butterfly conservatory and has created a beautiful butterfly garden in her own backyard at Stowe Farm. Read more: Family in the garden

How to Outsmart the Pigs!

Haynes is always trying to outsmart pigs, this time with some success. The challenge was to provide a  continuous source of water, on gravity pressure, that is relatively impervious to pig fascination and abuse. Pigs are strong and curious; they like to rub up against anything new or just anything that has edges. Their curiosity often leads them to get their snouts underneath a new object and try to flip it up, sometimes bending or breaking it. Read more: Outsmarting pigs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nourishment for mama to be

Nothing is better than nourishing a mama who was eating for two except cooking for the new family! Recipes: Borscht and Dumplings

Judy with her mama goats, bucklings, and doelings.
See our animal photo album: Stowe Farm animal pics

The pandemic has increased interest in the value of living in community. We have asked Julie Starr, of Maple and Main Realty, to help us manage sales of the building lots.
We recommend that you email us first about the community aspects of living at Stowe Farm, then we will connect you with Julie about purchasing a building lot, or give you information about the house for sale.

Please visit our websiteFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest. Stowe Farm Community is scheduling distanced outside visits and tours. Email us for more information.