Community Donates Supplies for Injured Cows; Farm Needs Help to Rebuild Barn

A handful of the cows are still being treated and the barn will need to be re-built.

Eastleigh Farm Credit: Sue Wambolt
Eastleigh Farm Credit: Sue Wambolt
Since a barn roof collapsed at Eastleigh Farm in Framingham early Wednesday morning trapping 10 cows, fatally wounding two of the animals, the community has been donating blankets and supplies to the Edmands Road farm.

A lot of blankets have been donated, but more towels and blankets can be used.

The farm needs Clorox Bleach and ALL (the brand) dye-free and fragrance-free laundry detergent. "These are essential in keeping things clean for our girls," according to the Farm's Facebook page.

A handful of the cows are still being treated.

Eastleigh could use the community's help to rebuild its barn too. The farm is asking for donations at  http://www.eastleighfarm.com
JoJo February 21, 2014 at 10:09 AM
While I can understand the blanket and towel donations,didn't they have home owners insurance which would help to pay for the rebuilding of the barn? The whole thing is so sad
Dawn-Marie Cornett February 21, 2014 at 12:45 PM
See if Keefe Tech can help rebuild. They have great teachers and students that could offer a much less expensive source of building supplies and helping hands.
Mary Gonzales February 21, 2014 at 04:18 PM
Nice to see the community trying to help the farm. Wishing the cows a full recovery!
Susan Petroni (Editor) February 21, 2014 at 05:13 PM
UPDATE: Eastleigh Farm says it has more than enough blankets and towels; and wants to thanks the community for the donations.
Doug Stephan February 22, 2014 at 08:01 AM
Astounding would be one of the many words I would use to describe how all of us at Eastleigh feel about the outpouring of support which has come from our local community,around the state, the country, and yes, we have even had contributions to our fund from outside the country too. Several cows dies, several more may have to be put to sleep, and still some others are "iffy" at this point. The cows are amazing beings, and respond well to human interaction. I will tell you that all of the people who are at the farm have been on these animals 24 hours a day to try to save them. As for the "plant", so many have come up with great ideas to support a rebuild of the buildings that house the cows feeding area, and we are going over all of them. The weather has not been a friend to any of us this winter, but I'm confident, with the continued support that we are getting from those who are visiting our eastleighfarm.com web site to donate, and the focus the Town has in the Planning Dept., and The Town meeting to preserve agricultural land ,with several important by laws in this Spring session, that we will have Eastleigh surviving well into the future. Thanks again to all. Doug Stephan
Susan Petroni (Editor) February 22, 2014 at 09:19 PM
Doug: Thanks for the update. Wishing your cows a full & speedy recovery!
Doug Stephan February 23, 2014 at 09:21 AM
The further update is that one more cow expired yesterday, but the rest of the injured seem to be making a positive recovery. Eastleigh very busy on Saturday with lots of people coming by b to see how things are. Thanks to all again
Susan Petroni (Editor) February 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM
Doug sorry for the loss of another cow. Glad to hear that they others are recovering. Sending positive vibes and happy to hear many in the community stopped by yesterday. Thanks for the update.


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