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Farm Name: Harold's Promise Farm

Year Farm Established: 1956

Location: Kennebunk, ME

Years I’ve been farming: 58 years

Animals I raise: Chickens, turkeys, ducks nothing for sale

Crops I grow: Tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans,cucumbers- ,melons, apples, pears, peaches, plums

Hobbies I enjoy: gardening, crafting

The proudest moment on my farm: babies hatching

Pets: Dog, cats

Farm Motto: Bring it on, These ain't no ordinary farmgirls you're dealing with.


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I Like the pics of your Ducks - all your animals look very happy!

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05/12/2011 08:52.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for stopping by my test page. I made those new pages because the channel wasn't working properly. My main page is CSE should you choose to reply. Glad you like the cat. We think she's probably a maine coon. Your farm looks really nice. Do I see a Khaki Campbell?

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08/31/2010 11:26.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Great pictures!! Love the babies!!

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08/06/2010 05:37.09 AM Report This Comment  
  true to our roots
always a blessing to hear of faith in the farming liestyle
it seems to be lost in our current times
i see your ducks
very interested
could you share whats required in keeping them
we were blessed with a couple of frizzles-they are awesome
the first dozen chicks we ever got were from a lady who incubated and hatched her own
thats when we got the frizzles,speckled hambergs, silver phoenix, and jersey giants
now we have 50. guess we are raising poultry

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08/01/2010 12:31.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Harold's Promise
Your dad must be so proud and I am sure is watching over you and smiling.

Why is it that people move to rural areas and then fight against the rural life? If you don't like the rural life, stay in the city/suburbs! I'm glad you won the battles you did.

Love your motto!

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07/09/2010 02:41.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Yes we've had frizzles, we lost them to a hawk

Come visit me, Harold's Promise Farm & Araldos Bakari Farm.

03/01/2010 07:46.34 AM Report This Comment  
  thank for welcoming me in!
Have you every had frizzle chickens? We had some last summer and something got them this past winter but we really enjoyed them.

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02/28/2010 07:11.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks
Thanks for visiting our blog.

I just love your Farm Motto, and I will watch my step...LOL

dairymon

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02/23/2010 09:56.22 AM Report This Comment  
  I love the color of your house, how cool! And I love all the different species of birds you have, my husband would love them!

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02/08/2010 12:20.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for your comment, but your garden is way nicer!
I like the photos of your Chickens, turkeys & ducks... hoping to give it a try this year.

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02/03/2010 12:23.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the welcome. I will be posting more pictures in a couple of days. I currently have chickens, but cant wait until I have turkeys again.

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02/03/2010 04:44.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for visiting my farm
The view is a 360 degree view. We are smack dab on top of a Mesa and have nothing to block the view. We have the La Sals to the West and the San Juans to the So. East of us. My husband, Scott, is a astro-photographer so we hand picked this area just for the night skies. The chickens we have right now are mostly Plymouth Rocks and Rhodes Is. We hope to host star gazers in the future as well as folks interested in organics and off the grid living.

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01/26/2010 07:29.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for visiting Dun Rovin Ranch. From reading the comments on your blog it sounds like we hae some thongs in common. My parents willed the house, name and legacy to me. My siblings mostly sold their portions of the farm. My wife and three boys spent 6 months bringing the house up to code. Next we will rebuild fences and the barn. We are surrounded by subdivisions. I'm prepared for the fight that will eventually come when the cattle, chickens and hogs return.

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01/17/2010 07:41.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Great poultry pics. Thanks for sharing.

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12/24/2009 10:15.49 PM Report This Comment  
  It's part of our horsebarn, but we are in the process of renevating it. I love all of the pictures!

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12/20/2009 06:50.29 AM Report This Comment  
  I too understand your struggle with 'outsiders'. In my county, there was such grievence over smells that county funds went to creating a scratch and sniff brochure of what to expect when moving into the country. I have to admit, it was quite accurate! Love the garden, it looks peaceful!!

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12/08/2009 05:44.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the nice comments about our stallion. He is quite the sweetie and we are so glad he's gained his weight back. He looked so bad when we got him. You have a great place, how's the weather uo there now?

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12/03/2009 01:02.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the comments
I used to go by the moniker "Squid" when I was in the music business and since it paid for the seven acres and freedom 45, why not. I've been meaning to update that picture. We've done alot of work this summer and the place looks great

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10/22/2009 09:24.49 AM Report This Comment  
  rabbits
thanks alot

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10/14/2009 03:30.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the comment...
Thanks for the comment on "Lucca" he's a good grown up boy now. Of course, he's on the wrong side of the fence.

Wow! You've been farming since 1956..I was born in 1956. You must love what you do so very much.

Take care - MaLinda

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10/05/2009 07:08.23 AM Report This Comment  
  We have a Lilac tom, a Mahogany hen (our breeding pair) and 3 assorted meat turkeys

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08/19/2009 04:45.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Turkeys
What breeds do you have?

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08/18/2009 12:30.05 PM Report This Comment  
  I love the pictures. You have a very pretty place... looks very peaceful place...we are hopeing to have a place like that once we get going...but it will take time...but we will get there..it will be a lot of work but we will get there...Thank you for shareing this with all of us...
Lynn

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07/31/2009 08:08.01 PM Report This Comment  
  I see you have already posted the answer to my
question. I think your father left a beautiful legacy for you to enjoy. We live in a rural area about 50 miles from Baltimore in Pa. City people have moved up here and created the "urban sprawl" among these beautiful fields and they are doing the same thing trying to drive the farmers out. It just doesn't make sense to me! Please don't ever give up the fight, like you say, you were here first!

Come visit me, Timothy's Promise.

07/27/2009 09:01.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for visiting my Farm
Of course I love the name. How did you come up with your's?

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07/27/2009 08:54.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for visiting my farm blog
I'm glad you liked our pictures...we love taking them. You have some very nice pictures of your farm!

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07/24/2009 08:31.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Don't give up. You will always have the support if and when you need it.

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07/17/2009 04:22.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Your mission is wonderful!
It is so great that you are preserving your family's land. My family is doing the same thing. We all live on family farm land and we have taken steps to prevent development of our land even by our heirs. It is so sad that many don't understand how important it is to preserve this precious resource.
Keep up the good work!!

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07/11/2009 05:16.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Its good to hear that you are keeping the good fight, so many people don't realize "no farms no food"

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07/10/2009 08:31.10 PM Report This Comment  
  keep up the fight...

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07/10/2009 04:06.18 PM Report This Comment  
  We plan on keeping up the good fight, nothing is more irritating than someone moving in from "away" and deciding that they don't like living next to a farm and trying to force you out.

The song says it all "I was here first, this is my piece of dirt and your ramblin don't rattle me"

Come visit me, Harold's Promise Farm & Araldos Bakari Farm.

07/10/2009 04:39.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Keep up the good fight!

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07/09/2009 07:57.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Before our dad (Harold) passed away we promised him no matter what the farm would continue so after he passed we named the homestead Harold's Promise. We were forced by town ordinaces and a neighbor to get rid of our minis & stop raising winter pigs but the line was drawn at stopping us from raising poultry (that attempt was made too) so the farm continues just like Harold's Promise.

Come visit me, Harold's Promise Farm & Araldos Bakari Farm.

07/09/2009 04:36.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Love the Name
Love the name, makes me wonder...what is the promise? A farm?

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