The persistent heat and humidity didn’t keep the crowds away from Farm Fest this year, when parking attendants counted 850 cars visiting the Labor Day event. The Friends of the Farm at Hilltop offered an excellent festival, with most of the regular booths and activities, plus some new ones. The kids loved it all and adults enjoyed the chance to meet and greet old friends and learn something new. Kathy Mormino, Suffield’s popular Chicken Chick, certainly told us how to raise chickens in our backyards; the yoga demonstration by Fit-Bliss with Allison and the fitness demonstration by Davith Uo were new to this reporter, and it was reassuring to learn that Julie Collier now has a wonderful young apprentice with a true touch for her Birds of Prey.
Photo by Lester Smith