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Farm Connection

Farm Connection

is a monthly article connecting city folk to life on the Stratford Ecological Center farm. It is published on the third Saturday of the month in our local Delaware Gazette. It is submitted by Pauline Scott, a farm and nature guide at Stratford and a member of the SEC Board of Trustees.

Picture of Pauline Scott

2017

“Families Flocked to Sheep Shearing Event at Stratford ”
published May 20, 2017
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“Spring Blooms Color the Nature Preserve at Stratford Center”
published April 15, 2017
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“Early Signs of Spring Evident at Stratford Ecological Center”
published March 25, 2017
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“Maple Sap Flowing Better Than Expected at Stratford Ecological Center”
published February 18, 2017
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“Stratford Prepares for Lambing”
published January 21,2017
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2016

“Stratford’s Hogs Spending Holidays on the Farm”
published December 17,2016
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“Stratford Winds Down for the Winter
published November 16, 2016
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“Sheep and Goats Keep Invasive Species at Bay
published October 15, 2016
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“Radar Imagining at Stratford’s Historic Cemetery”
published September 17, 2016
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“Enchanted Evening “Rain Plan” Worked at Stratford Ecological Center”
published August 20, 2016
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“Families Flock to Stratford Ecological Center for Story Time”
published July 13, 2016
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“Bumper Year for Honey and Hay at Stratford Ecological Center”
published June 18, 2016
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“The Grass is Greener at Stratford Ecological Center”
published May 21, 2016
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“Clarabelle Born Without Fanfare at Stratford”
published April 16, 2016
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“Piglets Expected Soon at Stratford Ecological Center”
published March 19, 2016
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“Twin Lambs Surprise Farmer Jeff”
published February 20, 2016
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“Stratford Ready as Real Winter Weather Blows In”
published January 16, 2016
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2015

“Glorious Greens For U-Pick In Stratford’s Greenhouse”
published December 19, 2015
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“Lightning the Llama Settles in at Stratford”
published September 19, 2015
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“Predators, Parasites and Predicting the Weather”
by Jeff Dickinson, Executive Director
published June 20, 2015
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“New Lambs Bounce from Barn to Backyard”
published March 21, 2015
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“Sufficient Winter Feed at Stratford Ecological Center”
published November 21, 2015
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“It’s Been a Great Summer at Stratford Ecological Center”
published August 15, 2015
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“Foraging for Wild Plants at Stratford
published May 16, 2015
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“Stratford Cows Afraid to Cross Icy Gateway”
published February 21, 2015
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“Stratford’s Co-Founder Honored by Agricultural Society”
published October 17, 2015
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“An Abundance of Grazing Thanks to the Rains”
published July 18, 2015
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“Knox and Socks Born at Stratford”
published April 18, 2015
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“A Winter Walk at Stratford Can Do You the World of Good”
published January 17, 2015
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2014

“Winter Wonderland at Stratford Ecological Center”
published December 17,2014
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“Taking a Time Out at Stratford Ecological Center”
published September 20, 2014
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“More Than Fish Get Hooked at Stratford Ecological Center”
published June 21, 2014
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“Stratford’s Corn is In, Syrup Cooking and Bees Alive!”
published March 15, 2014
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“Stratford Volunteers Scurry to Harvest Vegetables”
published November 15,2014 
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“The Story Behind Stratford Ecological Center”
published August 16, 2014
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“Stratford Eco Center and OSU Team Up to Combat Stink Bugs”
published May 17, 2014
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“Adventures at Stratford Ecological Center”
published February 15, 2014
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“Rain Gardens Add Education Opportunity at Stratford”
published October 18,2014 
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“Wet Grass Cut for Haylage at Stratford Ecological Center”
published July 19, 2014
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“Signs of Spring are Everywhere at Stratford Ecological Center”
published April 19, 2014
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“Surviving on a Livestock Farm During a Polar Vortex”
published January 20, 2014
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2013

“Winter Has Come Early to Stratford Ecological Center”
published December 21, 2013
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“Hot Farm Work Brings Its Own Satisfaction”
published September 21, 2013
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“Having a Picnic, Despite No Brownies”
published June 15, 2013
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“Twin Lambs Announce Spring is Around the Corner”
published March 19, 2013
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“A Cloven Hoof Buried Stratford’s Newest Intern’s Ring”
published November, 2013
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“Farm Campers Join Search for Missing New Born”
published August 17, 2013
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“Kid Goats Finally Put in an Appearance at Stratford”
published May 18, 2013
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“Early Sap Flow Means Maple Syrup on Hand for Breakfast”
published February 19, 2013
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“How a Child Views a Lamb Meatball”
published October 15, 2013
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“Ragweed and Earthworms Thrive in a Field of Oats”
published July 20, 2013
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“Lightning Storm Helps Green Stratford’s Pastures”
published April 20, 2013
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“Adventures on the Farm”
published January 19, 2013
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2012

“Stratford Growing “Browse” for the Columbus Zoo”
published December 16, 2012
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“An English Wedding and an American Harvest Fair”
published September 15, 2012
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“Roxy and Piglets Cool Off in Kid-Made Mud Bath”
published June 2, 2012
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“Want-to-Be Home Butchers Stuff Sausages at Stratford Ecological Center”
published March 3, 2012
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“A Flurry of Activity Continues at Stratford”
published November 17, 2012
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“Rain Revives Crops at Stratford Ecological Center”
published August 4, 2012
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“Stratford Welcomes Sugar’s Twin Calves”
published May 5, 2012
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“Sassy Cow Disturbs Winter Silence at Stratford Eco. Center”
published February 2, 2012
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“Stratford in the Fall”
published October 20, 2012
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“Students “Pay It Forward” on the Farm”
published July 7, 2012
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“Eggciting Month at Stratford Ecological Center”
published April 7, 2012
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“Food Comes First at Stratford Ecological Center”
published January 7, 2012
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2011

“New Trails Blazed at Stratford Ecological Center”
published December 3, 2011
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“Coyotes Foiled at Stratford by Electric Fence and Cattle”
published November 5, 2011
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“Auction Bid Takes Bidder by Surprise”
published October 1, 2011
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“Sweet Bessie Lou Surprises Stratford with a Heifer Calf”
published September 3, 2011
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“Cool Cows”
published August 6, 2011
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“Beware of the Bull”
published July 2, 2011
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“It’s a Bird, It’s a Moose, No – It’s a Pig!”
published May 7, 2011
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“Discover the Source of a Spring Tonic”
published April 2, 2011
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“New Lambs at Stratford Herald the Coming of Spring”
published March 5, 2011
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“Stratford’s Happy Hens Produce Plentiful Eggs”
published February 5, 2011
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“Stratford’s Sheep and Students Connect on OSU Campus”
published January 8, 2011
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2010

“Wanted: Name for Sugar’s Calf Born on Thanksgiving Day”
published December 4, 2010
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“Breeding Time Again for Stratford’s Ewes and Goats”
published November 6, 2010
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“New Born Heifer Welcome Addition to Milking Herd”
published October 2, 2010
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“Sadly, Roja and Rosie Are Not
In-Pig”
published September 11, 2010
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“Trail Blazers Cheer Brownie Queen”
published August 7, 2010
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“Hefty Bull Calf Increases Herd Size”
published July 3, 2010
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“Lonesome Cattle Visit Farmer at Midnight”
published June 5, 2010
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“Stratford’s Barn Bursting with
New-Born Animals”
published May 1, 2010
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“Springtime on the Farm”
published April 3, 2010
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“Lack of Exercise Expands Chickens’ Girths”
published March 13, 2010
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“Is it Another Phantom Pregnancy for Rosie?”
published February 6, 2010
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“Stratford’s Freezers Filled to Capacity”
published January 9, 2010
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2009

“Mistaken Identity Results in Rooster’s Return to Farm”
published December 5, 2009
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“Winterizing Underway on Stratford’s Farm”
published November 7, 2009
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“Steers Take Advantage of Sugar’s Good Nature”
published October 3, 2009
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“Pulling Cattails Does Not Involve Cats”
published September 5, 2009
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“White Flowering Buckwheat Draws the Bees”
published August 1, 2009
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“Will it be Weeds of Corn by the 4th of July?”
published July 4, 2009
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