FARM Blog

February 25, 2017

If you don't know this about us at Castle Hill Farm, we are big on reducing, reusing, and recycling! At the end of our Christmas Tree Season, we sometimes have one or two leftover pre-cut trees, those are sometimes donated or reused to decorate on the farm. But that's...

February 18, 2017

Symplocarpus Foetidus, commonly known as skunk cabbage, is a low growing, foul-smelling plant that grows in wetlands of eastern North America. With the poor drainage from developments on the hill, to the blockage caused by beaver dams and fallen trees in the swap area,...

February 7, 2017

This month, Farmer Steve, with some help, has been working hard to clear and restore the pasture land within Castle Hill Farm's hillside. Years ago, our dairy cattle would roam these acres, helping to keep the brush under control, but as the years without our heard has...

January 31, 2017


Some of you made the trip out to our Tree Farm this past holiday season and while you were walking around, we didn't have to be too mindful of tripping over past seasons' stumps.. This is because our crew keeps busy during the months ahead, cutting all our stumps down...

January 31, 2017

Right before the weekend's snowstorm, two of our cows, Bou and Mazey, decided to take advantage of an open gate to explore a little more of the farm. 

This landed them a walk lead by Farmer Steve through the neighborhood and right up to our front window!

Bou and Maz...

January 9, 2017

Castle Hill Farm is a family wedding venue, nestled within the town of Newtown. The farm has gardens, hay fields, a greenhouse, and pastures of cows that serve as a rustic backdrop for your outdoor wedding. We have set the stage for your wedding, however, we allow you...

January 2, 2017

We took advantage of a few cold days, allowing our previous "swimming hole" to freeze over so we could go ice skating. While we were down there, we seemed to have spiked the interest of some spectators! 

December 31, 2016

Quite some excitement at our Farm, 5 Hattertown Road, in the beginning of December as a couple got engaged amongst the trees! Taylor Dunn, a photographer, said "Yes" to her, now, fiancé's proposal and they captured the moment! Congratulations and we are honored you cho...

December 13, 2016

St. Rose Church of Lima in Newtown had their live nativity this past weekend and our own, Mazey, got the opportunity to take part! Mazey, our 9 year old Jersey cow, is a dairy cow that lives in the fields at Castle Hill Farm, grazing with the rest of our herd as one of...

November 24, 2016

          You've all met our pet turkey, Norman, and have been wondering where he has been during your recent visits to our Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, or Tree Farm! Well, Norman, who has now celebrated his fourth Thanksgiving, has been enjoying the days, "strutting" aro...

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