Farm Connection

April 20, 2013

Lightning Storm Helps Green Stratford’s Pastures

Published in The Delaware Gazette: April 20, 2013 Adults and children alike have been searching for the spotted and smallmouth salamanders at Stratford Ecological Center […]
May 18, 2013

Kid Goats Finally Put in an Appearance at Stratford

Published in The Delaware Gazette: May 18, 2013 We were becoming a little anxious at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road as there was still […]
June 15, 2013

Having a Picnic, Despite No Brownies

Published in The Delaware Gazette: June 15, 2013 A crowd of farmers from all over the state showed up on a rainy Saturday morning in […]
July 20, 2013

Ragweed and Earthworms Thrive in a Field of Oats

Published in The Delaware Gazette: July 20, 2013 After sixteen days of daily, intermittent, heavy record‐breaking rains, there were huge sighs of relief when the […]
August 17, 2013

Farm Campers Join Search for Missing New Born

Published in The Delaware Gazette: August 17, 2013 The good weather continued during the last two weeks of July, except on Saturday, July 27, and […]
September 21, 2013

Hot Farm Work Brings Its Own Satisfaction

Published in The Delaware Gazette: September 21, 2013 Life was tranquil at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road on a sunny afternoon earlier this week. […]
October 15, 2013

How a Child Views a Lamb Meatball

Published in The Delaware Gazette: October 15, 2013 The annual Harvest Fair, held the last Saturday of September at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road, […]
November 1, 2013

A Cloven Hoof Buried Stratford’s Newest Intern’s Ring

Published in The Delaware Gazette: November, 2013 To my eyes the fall colors on either side of the winding lane leading to Stratford Ecological Center […]
December 21, 2013

Winter Has Come Early to Stratford Ecological Center

Published in The Delaware Gazette: December 21, 2013 The first words out of Farmer Jeff’s mouth when I asked him what was uppermost in his […]
January 20, 2014

Surviving on a Livestock Farm During a Polar Vortex

Published in The Delaware Gazette: January 20, 2014 What do I do if there is a power outage? That is often a question that comes […]
February 15, 2014

Adventures at Stratford Ecological Center

Published in The Delaware Gazette: February 15, 2014 It was a relief to have sunshine and ice-free roads on Tuesday, February 11, which allowed me […]
March 15, 2014

Stratford’s Corn is In, Syrup Cooking and Bees Alive!

Published in The Delaware Gazette: March 15, 2014 The winter weather did not loosen its grip as we turned the calendar to March. Fortunately, it […]