Because Howell Farm doesn't have permanent deer fencing, and this part of West/Central Jersey has one of the highest concentrations of white-tailed deer anywhere in the country, our farmers have come up with a moveable fencing system that follows around the corn crop, which is rotated to different fields in different years. Today was the day the tractor came out and the plastic fence got rolled up again for winter storage. Farmer Jeremy called the fence a big success -- protecting Howell Farm's best corn crop ever. It will return with the next corn planting, location still to be determined.
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The Furrow is the online newsletter of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. We will be updating this site about once a week with crop reports and other insights into life on a horse-drawn living history farm.
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