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Breakneck Hill Cow Fund Farm Day Saturday, November 17th

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We have postponed the Cow Fund Farm Day until November 17th. Please contact us if you’d like to by some squares for the cow pie contest

On Saturday, November 17th, the Cow Fund will once again be sponsoring a Farm Day. The schedule is as follows:

11am-Family Hike

Approximately 1 mile of rolling trails. Learn about the history of the property, the restoration and management of the land, wildlife and enjoy the beautiful summit views (walking shoes encouraged)

11:45pm-Cow Pie Contest

Our most exciting and competitive fund raiser of the year! Help us purchase winter hay to feed our Belted Galloways by buying a square for $20. Enjoy apple cider, treats and cute farm animals as you cheer the cow to drop its gold on your winning number

Event to be held at the Community Gardens at the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land, Breakneck Hill Road.

Questions or for more information on the BHCF please visit our website or contact Laurie

Westford Middlesex County 4H Fair, Aug 23-26, 2012

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Ian with Henry and Peter in the show ring

Westford Middlesex County 4H Fair

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Kelsey, Zoe and John on the way back from the horse ring

Annual Cow Pie Bingo, Saturday November 5th at 4:00PM

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The Breakneck Hill Cow Fund will hold its annual cowpie bingo fund raiser Saturday November 5th at 4:00 PM in the Community Garden. There will be 100 squares sold. First square a cowpie lands in wins $200. Squares are $20. Money raised will go to help feed the cows this winter. We still have plenty of squares available.  Squares can be purchased online or by calling 508-330-7216 or emailing Henry, our new Milking Devon calf will be available to pet and lead on a halter. Hope to see you there.

Henry with his milk mustache.


Annual Cow Pie Contest and Nature Walk

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Today’s family nature walk and the annual cow pie contest were a great success, with over $1000 raised to help get the cows through the winter. The day kicked off with a family hike in which Laurie Bourdon and Chris Molinaro gave a guided tour of the conservation land and drew attention to the land’s features and a little bit of Southborough and Breakneck Hill Cow Fund history.

Laurie Bourdon kicks off the nature walk.

Chris Molinaro told walkers about the history of beekeeping on Breakneck Hill Road dating back to the days of Ray Davis.

Mt. Wachusett can be seen from the high point of the conservation land.

A variety of baked treats were available for purchase with proceeds going to the Cow Fund.

Accompanied by a wingman (wingcalf?), one our cows looks for the perfect square...

A minor false start resulted in the first cow pie falling on one of the few unclaimed squares. Fortunately, cows being cows, we didn’t have to wait too long for a second cow pie. As a result, Gary Strickland was this year’s lucky winner.

We have a winner!

Today was a great success, and we thank all who attended and who donated to the cow fund. Additional coverage is on the SouthboroughNews web site, and we expect the Villager to run a story as well. If you missed it and would like to make a donation, the Paypal link to the right is a quick way to donate. Information about making donations by mail is on the Donate page.

Family Farm Day, Hike and Cow Pie Contest

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The Breakneck Hill Cow Fund is hosting a Family Farm Day & Hike at the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land. It will take place on November 7, 2010. The hike starts at 10 am.

Also, we are once again having a Cow Pie Contest at 11 am. A $20 Square could win $300! Get your squares at or email or

There will also be home made goodies for sale!

All proceeds will benefit the Breakneck Hill Cow Fund

Fun Run / Cow Bingo Wrap-Up

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Sunday’s Fun Run and Cow Bingo events were both big successes. The runners were sent off to the races with an old-fashioned musket blast.
At the Fun Run starting line

Various goodies, t-shirts and squares for cow bingo were being marketed by dedicated cow fund volunteers…


Chris Molinaro outran a herd of hungry cows competing for the dedicated role of official cow of “Cow Pie Bingo”.


It’s a sprint to the finish line! (Names of winners will be added to the post shortly…)


Meanwhile, the designated First Cow of Cow Pie Bingo was making her choice.

Where to Go?

And we have a winner! Actually, four winners. Against all odds, the cow pie landed on the intersection of four squares. Olympic archers are not so accurate. Those of you with delicate sensibilities may want to avert your eyes now (then again, if you have delicate sensibilities why are you reading a post about cow pie bingo?), but here’s the winning “pie”.


Family Fun Run & Walk

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Run CowThe Breakneck Hill Cow Fund is once again sponsoring a Family Fun Run & Walk. It will be held November 1, 2009 at 10 am on the Breakneck Hill Conservation land. Registration for the 4K race is $10.

We will also be sponsoring a “Cow Pie” contest. Put $20 toward a square and if one of the cows “favors” your square, you could win $300. For more information email or

Join Us at Our Charity Poker Tournament!

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Poker CowThe Breakneck Hill Cow Fund is sponsoring a charity Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament on November 21 at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club in Hopkinton. This will be a great way to raise the funds necessary to get the cows through the winter and have some fun in the bargain. More information can be found on the Breakneck Hill Cow Fund Charity Poker Tournament 2009 flyer.

Poker registration can be made by check and sent to Breakneck Hill Cow Fund, PO Box 343, Southborough, MA 01172 or at this website via PayPal with “poker registration” put in the description box. The entry fee is $100.