Category: Milestones

  • birds and burr-d

    The birding team of David Smith and Deb Weston are stepping up their Quarry Farm game again in anticipation of fall migration. As we watered and fed the farm animal sanctuary residents, Deb’s car passed the front gate sometime around 7 this morning. Shortly thereafter, a large heron-ish bird flew up from the nature preserve […]

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  • Deb and David’s Ultimate Bird List (for now)

    Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm May 21, 2020 7:56 AM Traveling 2.41 miles 222 Minutes All birds reported? Yes Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.0.13 Build 2.0.1222 Canada Goose 1 Wood Duck 1 Mourning Dove 3 Chimney Swift 1 Killdeer 1 Great Blue Heron 2 Turkey Vulture 1 Belted Kingfisher 3 […]

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  • Deb and David and the Giant Avian Adventure

    Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm May 20, 2020 8:44 AM Traveling 2.77 miles 281 Minutes All birds reported? Yes Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.0.13 Build 2.0.122 2 Canada Goose 1 Mallard 2 Mourning Dove 1 Common Nighthawk 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Great Blue Heron 4 Turkey Vulture 1 Cooper’s Hawk […]

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  • Bridging quarantine

    “Stay Home” on these 50 acres doesn’t mean channel surfing. Well, maybe there’s a bit of that after sunsets or during thunderstorms like the one we are having right now. Since the first day of #stayathome, several more hands have joined Dave’s wage of war against bush honeysuckle and tree-downing grapevine on the nature preserve. […]

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  • Caring for Nature’s Kidneys

    The Quarry Farm newsletter for the winter season is at the printer. It’s also available for download—handily click on the cover to ‘receive’ your copy. But budget and conservation of natural resources limits that piece of paper to an 11″ x 17″ piece of paper folded to supply four printed pages. That’s the great thing […]

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  • We go way back

    One of the farm animal sanctuary residents is a national celebrity. Her feet are anyway, and that beautiful pair of intricately-scaled legs and feet are seen on a regular basis by visitors to the The American Museum of Natural History in New York City, NY. In May, we were contacted by an American Museum of […]

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  • Summer 2019 Newsletter

    The sun is out today so it seemed a good day to roll out The Quarry Farm Summer 2019 Newsletter. Click on the cover to the left and download a copy. Included in this season’s news are details about the design and building of a new Cranberry Run footbridge. The previous footbridge, built by Gerald […]

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  • Smelling spring with new fingers

    This land that we two-leggers call The Quarry Farm has been in family hands for a long time. I remember walking up the trail toward what we still call ‘The Cut-Off.’ My Uncle Carl led the way. He was a teenager and I was pretty sure he would get us home. This wetland, an oxbow […]

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  • Really big thank you

    Board President Laura accepted this very big check last week from Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative. Earlier this spring, Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative also granted The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm with generous funding. The funds were granted through a program called Operation Round Up. The program “rounds up” an energy cooperative member’s bill to […]

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  • up the hill and down the hill

    Yes, there is one hill! Stick around afterward for the Seitz Family Applebutter Fest.

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