Technically a climax forest, the original fifteen acres was purchased in 1973. This was a farmer’s woodlot, being the south boundary of his property, and unsuitable for farming due to an 80’ elevation change. The trees are typically sugar maple, cherry, and beech, in order of population.
After many attempts, the “south ten” acres were acquired in 1990. This property shares topography and species, being the north property line of the adjoining farm, where it was also a woodlot. Sugar maples in excess of 120 years old are easy to spot, purple beech with crowns of 80’ are obvious, and the twin tulips in the front yard exceed 110 feet tall.
There are three “ponds,” which is a generous term with today’s water tables. Nevertheless, most springs, ducks arrive on the pond(s) and the frogs can be called extremely loud; there is abundant wildlife. Warm weather vegetation prohibits vision past the immediate opening for the home. Winter views from the living room frequently indicate deer at the pond, skating, playing around, or getting a drink. Hunting has not been allowed, although cross-country skiers occasionally enjoy the north end of the property.