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Groundskeeper Amanda Roberts grew up on the former (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Groundskeeper Amanda Roberts grew up on the former Littauer estate in Oyster Bay and was married on the property. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Oyster Bay farm

The bucolic sprawl of farmland along Split Rock Road in Oyster Bay Cove has seen several changes in the five years since the Littauer family sold it to Oyster Bay Town. The mansion's heating and cooling systems were fixed, drainage on the grounds was improved, fire hydrants were installed and a barn is being renovated for the schoolchildren officials hope will eventually gather there for programs.

Groundskeeper Amanda Roberts is pictured outside the former
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin )

Groundskeeper Amanda Roberts is pictured outside the former Littauer estate in Oyster Bay. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Chickens, ducks, hens, and roosters take a gander
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Chickens, ducks, hens, and roosters take a gander outside the hen house located at the Farm at Oyster Bay. (Aug. 22, 2012)

A rooster struts his stuff at the Farm
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

A rooster struts his stuff at the Farm at Oyster Bay. The Farm, previously known as the Littauer estate, is being renovated. It is often used by Scout troops and senior programs. (Aug. 22, 2012)

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Some of the barns at the Farm at
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin )

Some of the barns at the Farm at Oyster Bay, which date back to 1670, have been under renovation. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Groundskeeper Amanda Roberts grew up on the former
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Groundskeeper Amanda Roberts grew up on the former Littauer estate in Oyster Bay and was married on the property. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Some of the barns date to the 17th
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin )

Some of the barns date to the 17th century and are being renovated in time for fall programs. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Chicken wire outlines a fence around the hen
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Chicken wire outlines a fence around the hen house at the Farm at Oyster Bay. The Farm, previously known as the Littauer estate, is being renovated. (Aug. 22, 2012)

One of the barns at the Farm at
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin )

One of the barns at the Farm at Oyster Bay. (Aug. 22, 2012)

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The Farm at Oyster Bay, which is owned
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The Farm at Oyster Bay, which is owned by the town, grows its own produce. (Aug. 22, 2012)

The Farm at Oyster Bay, formerly known as
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The Farm at Oyster Bay, formerly known as the Littauer estate, is undergoing renovation. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Artie the Donkey has lived at the Farm
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Artie the Donkey has lived at the Farm at Oyster Bay for more than 30 years. (Aug. 22, 2012)

The Farm at Oyster Bay has a stone
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The Farm at Oyster Bay has a stone and gravel walkway. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Groundskeeper Amanda Roberts sits in the kitchen of
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin )

Groundskeeper Amanda Roberts sits in the kitchen of the Farm at Oyster Bay, formerly known as the Littauer estate. (Aug. 22, 2012)

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One view of the Farm at Oyster Bay,
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin )

One view of the Farm at Oyster Bay, previously the Littauer estate, in Oyster Bay Cove. (Aug. 22, 2012)

A wishing well is on the grounds at
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

A wishing well is on the grounds at the Farm at Oyster Bay. Groundskeeper Amanda Roberts was married near here. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Another view of the Farm at Oyster Bay,
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin )

Another view of the Farm at Oyster Bay, which was bought by the town in 2007 for $5.8 million to preserve it. (Aug. 22, 2012)

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