Tag: art in nature

  • Walking with Fergus

    I asked Fergus—floppy-eared Muppet dog, as Steve calls him—if he wanted to go for a walk this afternoon. He treated the question with great suspicion. He rolled his eyes and curled more tightly into the kennel under the stairs, one with a broken latch that seems to be considered a safe cave for cats, dogs […]

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  • Trail Paved in Gold

    Board President Laura took this photograph yesterday. I could go on and on, but I don’t think anything more need be said, do you?

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  • Summer 2020 Newsletter

    The following is an excerpt from the Summer 2020 Quarry Farm Newsletter. Click on the cover to the left to download your complete copy, including scheduled events and activities for the season. As it did for everyone, March 2020 threw The Quarry Farm for a loop, upending plans for programs, school group visits and public […]

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  • Hiking with goats and lemonade

    Saturday was a full Family Day. For a sunlit August 5, it was cool enough to hike from cabin to chickens without breaking a heavy sweat. Even the mosquitoes hatched from recent heavy rains were relatively scarce. Thanks to all who joined us for the 2017 Family Day on The Quarry Farm. Much bush honeysuckle […]

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  • Water words and tiger tales

    Over 100 years ago, there was no quarry here on these 50 acres. Cranberry Run was a meandering trickle. When the digs and blasts began, this place’s namesake was one of several in these parts. Over time, most closed or consolidated operation. Springs kept the abandoned holes filled. People and animals fished them. Picnics were […]

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  • Branching out, under bright lights

    You know that tingling excitement you get when you try something on for the first time, especially when it fits and what looks back at you in the mirror looks pretty good? Yeah, you know. That’s kind of what last week felt like. The week’s events started last fall with an email from Quarry Farm […]

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  • Color run

    It took the dregs of July, the last real rain to percolate through the cracked ground, to get us through three weeks of no rain. A mustard haze hovered over the corn field across the road. Any bit of breeze brushed it into the water pans and left a brown coating on grass that was […]

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  • A long week with not enough time

    Beginning with an 11 a.m. appointment with a room full of children and a few adults at the main branch in Ottawa, we visited every Putnam County District Library location in the county. In this case, “we” is not a royal “we” but rather two humans, a middle-aged Virginia opossum and a bucket of freshwater macroinvertebrates. […]

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  • Burdock, concrete, and brown butter icing (not all in the same bowl)

    Thursday, it rained. Friday, it rained. Saturday, it didn’t rain. At 10 a.m. on July 11, the clouds were scarce enough that some blue shown through, a good thing for many reasons not the least of which was that 10 people were involved in the annual leaf-making workshop in the Seitz Family Pavilion. Because they […]

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  • “Best field trip ever”

    One young boy shouted this as he was on his way back from the farm animal sanctuary this morning. How could it not be the headline today? That young man was here with Charlene Finch and her Junior Gardeners from Continental. This was the second year that the group visited the Quarry Farm. They are one […]

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