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November 17 • 05:13 PM
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Down on the Farm Day 2012: Stonewall Farms


06/22/2012 - Down on the Farm Day 2012 will be in Jeffersonville Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's event will be hosted by the Moran Family of Stonewall Farms - both at the main facility (139 Callicoon Center Road) and the Likel Road Facility. Down on the Farm Day is an annual family event organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County to give the public a chance to learn more about its farms.

There will be variety of activities for the family to learn about Sullivan County agriculture and the Sullivan County BOCES Animal Science Program. A horse show, 4-H Moo-Juicer Petting Zoo, and other Sullivan County farms are among the exhibits. The Geiger Family will provide machinery demonstrations at the Likel Road Facility and Nature's Reserve Alpacas will be exhibiting their animals at the main facility.

As it is today, Stonewall started in 1993 when Ed and Barb Moran returned home to build a new horse barn and riding arena. The training and lesson facility also hosts shows and charity shows like the upcoming Jeffersonville Lions Club Charity Show on July 28. In 2003, they added a barn facility for farm animals on Likel Road.

The farm now consists of 35 to 40 boarding horses for both show and pleasure. Primarily quarter horses are seen on the inside and outside arena and in their paddocks. Some of the horses are rescued. They are accompanied by 10 ponies, 10 feeder cattle, 25 ewes, 13 goats, 30 rabbits, and chickens. Ed and Barb also breed dogs; redbone coonhounds, mountain curs, and terriers.

For more information: Contact Elizabeth Higgins, Agriculture Program Leader (845) 292-6180.

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