As you can tell from the orange and pink markers all around the farm, the property was recently surveyed as part of the process of working toward the conservation easement that will soon be in place. Survey maps in hand, we decided to walk the perimeter of the property to get familiar with the farm’s boundaries. On our walk through the fields, wetlands, and woods, I spent a lot of time thinking about the farm’s previous owner Lawrence Lyford, and how well he must have known every inch of this place. Lawrence was a woodsman (and well-known axe collector), and was the 9th generation of his family to live and work on this farm. Thanks to our neighbors who knew Lawrence well, we are learning about the history of the farm through the stories and photographs they have kindly shared with us.
Here are a few photos from our Thanksgiving morning walk.
|Walking the property boundary through the woods|
|A stout oak|
|The view from the “spring” on the South side of the road|