Photos: Family Farm Day at Breakneck Hill

The weather was on the chilly side, and the sun stayed stubbornly behind the clouds, but still a good crowd turned out on Sunday morning to enjoy a family hike at the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land.

Laurie Bourdon, president of the Breakneck Hill Cow Fund, and Vice-President Chris Molinaro, gave a guided tour of the property that included its history, how the town came to own the 88-acre parcel of land, and some of its features.

Following the hike was the annual cow pie bingo tournament. It took some wrangling to get one of the belties into the bingo pen (I so wish I had brought my video camera!), but once in the pen the cow wasted no time producing a pie. Gary Strickland was the winner of the $300 prize, but he generously donated the money right back to the cow fund.

The event raised more than $1,000 to help feed the herd of belties over the winter. With the cost of hay, veterinary bills, and other expenses, the herd costs upwards of $12K to maintain annually.

Here are some photos from the event. Click to enlarge.

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