In May, a Farm Tour and Tea was held at The Bullard Farm. It was a beautiful day and family members and volunteers dressed in period costumes to welcome the guests. The lilacs were in full bloom, and the house and barn were immersed in the sweet smell of cut lilacs displayed in vases.
The children, Raeburn Hathaway (17), John Hathaway(15), Jacob Hathaway(14), Peter Audier (12), Gillian Audier (10), Christina Hathaway (10), and James Hathaway (10) all helped during the day with photo-taking, playing period games, setting up and cleaning up. Phil Audier, Jack Hathaway, and Doug Hathaway introduced the Farm to guests and guided tours of the grounds and outbuildings.Daphne Stephens, Melissa Audier, Liz Hathaway, and Carol McClennen led very informative tours of the house.
Stories of the Bullards and their lives on the Farm were shared along with excerpts from family letters.Sandra Tenaglia and Bev Carney hosted the tea in the barn, and also shared details and history of the barn. Tables were set with linen tablecloths and china. Finger sandwiches and desserts were served, along with tea, lemonade, and water. There were 13 guests and everyone really enjoyed the day. The visitors were very interested in the Bullard Farm and its preservation.