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Farm ID 3112

    Farm ID 3112
Property Description:

This land was abandoned in the 1940's. We bought the land in 1980. Much of our time here has been spent building our house and clearing the fields. We have gardened extensively over the years and did farmers markets and fairs for many years although we have never attempted to earn our living from farming. We have both worked out to support our lifestyles and build our house. We would like to see the farm continue to grow and continue to produce lots of great food for whoever lives here and to help support the farm. We love the farm we have built here but are moving toward retirement and traveling. We plan to move to Waterville as Arleen finishes her career at Colby. During that time we will be available to consult or assist whoever comes here. Then we plan to travel for several years and it would wonderful to think of someone enjoying this great place and working to make it even better for who ever follows.

We began to build this house in 1982 and have been at it ever since. It is unconventional, unique, artsy. It is solid, beautiful,snug. It is in very good condition. We heat multiple ways. We have a masonry Finnish heater that I built, a cook stove, and radiant flooring. We are also passive solar. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. There are always improvements we have in mind but it is currently very livable. We lived with solar power and outdoor plumbing for 15 years but now have power and flush but we do have solar back up for lights and a hand pump. Good shower. We are set back from the road and it is a very peaceful spot. In 35 years we have gotten along well with our neighbors and everyone in town. I am currently the town manager in Brighton Plt.

Equipment List:
735 BCS walk behind tractor with tiller and sickle bar. Riding mower, push mower. Many good assorted hand tools.

 

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Listing Address:
590 Brighton Road, Athens, ME, United States 04912
Main name: Bob Lovelace
Co-Applicant: Arleen Lovelace
Contact Information
Phone: 207-654-3230
Listing Date: July 14, 2017 00:00
Current Farm Use: Small scale, very diverse
Total Acres: 40
Acres in Pasture: 4
Woodlot Acres: 30
Tillable Acres: 5
Acres in Orchard/Fruits/Perennials: 1
Farm House: Yes
Predominant Soil Type: 40 years of composting soil
ME County:
  • Somerset
Suitable for Growing:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Berries
  • Flowers
  • Goats
  • Grains
  • Greenhouse
  • Hay/Forage
  • Herbs
  • Hogs
  • Horses
  • Livestock
  • Nursery
  • Ornamentals
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Row Crops
  • Sheep
  • Sugaring
  • Vegetables
  • Woodlot
Tenure Interests:
  • Short-term Lease (1-5 yrs)
  • Long-term Lease (5+yrs)
  • Farm Manager
Farm Structure(s):
  • Barns
  • Storage
  • Shop
  • Other Housing
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