Farm Connection

June 15, 2021

In-Pig Sow “Frances” Makes Debut at Stratford Ecological Center

Last month I shared that the vista at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road was green, green, green; this month I can add that the […]
July 15, 2021

Hay Baler Hickups at Stratford Ecological Center

After consistently dry days it was a relief to have a heavy but short rainfall on June 29 at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road. […]
August 15, 2021

End of Summer at Stratford Ecological Center

A welcome two inches of rain fell heavily at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road on July 29, with ongoing showers through August 20.  Areas […]
September 15, 2021

Life Moves Into High Gear At Stratford Ecological Center

Life at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road moved into high gear the week after Labor Day. Fifth graders arrived to take part in our […]
October 15, 2021

Children Feel At Home At Stratford Ecological Center

On the Fall Equinox three inches of rain fell at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road. The next day, which coincided with the famous Little […]
November 15, 2021

Life Settles Down for Winter At Stratford Ecological Center

The first frost, with temperatures in the low 20’s, arrived at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road November 3 and killed the flowering buckwheat in field #3, thus ending […]
December 15, 2021

HOGS HAVE FORGOTTEN THEIR MANNERS AT STRATFORD ECOLOGICAL CENTER

The winds were gusting at forty-five to fifty miles an hour on Saturday, December 11, at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road.  No one was […]
January 15, 2022

FROM FLOOD TO FREEZE AT STRATFORD ECOLOGICAL CENTER

The days were sunny and approaching record temperatures at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road during the week before the Holidays.  However, once the rains […]
February 15, 2022

WINTER LIFE AT STRATFORD ECOLOGICAL CENTER

The well-below-freezing temperatures since mid-January, and the heavy snowfall overnight on February 3, at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road, has restricted movement of the […]
March 15, 2022

FAMILIES ENJOYED MAPLE SUGAR DAYS AT STRATFORD

The record rainfall on Monday night, February 21, at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road, caused a drainage stream to flood the lane, halfway between […]
April 15, 2022

WEATHER A CHALLENGE TO FARMERS

It has been the wettest spring in 30 years of farming at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road. After plenty of April showers there was […]
June 15, 2022

RED CHICKEN WATERING BOWLS BRIGHTEN UP A RAINY DAY AT STRATFORD

It was good to return and catch up at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road, after my long overdue and restorative May trip to England […]