Recently I learned that my property was part of the historic Ingalls Farm in Bridgeton. I had suspected it was part of a larger farmland tract because of the various stonework formations I have found on the property. The property has 250' of frontage on spring-fed, Adams Pond and abuts over 700 acres of pristine Camp Pondicherry Girl Scout Land. It is very private, yet conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown Bridgeton. The house was built in 1984. It sits about 400' from the frontage on Adams Pond. It is very well insulated and has a kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry room and four bedrooms and two full bathrooms oan the first and second floors. The walkout basement is a finished apartment with two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom and utility room. It has a large wrap around deck and back porch. It is furnished and has all major appliances in good working order. The metal roof was installed new 15 years ago. The floors on the first and second floor are maple, installed by the current owner, slate, in the hallways and tile in the bathrooms. The basement apartment floors are engineered wood in the bedrooms, and living room, with slate in the kitchen and hallway, and tile in the bathroom. The utility room has a typical cellar cement floor. There are two doors that open onto the backyard and all the windows face Adams Pond. The Rinnai, 96% efficiency furnace, is four years old and uses propane. There are five separate animal areas. Under the deck is one area that houses 3-4 goats. There is a new goat shed that houses 5 goats. There is a small barn 12' X 20' feet that has an area for poultry and one for goats. It has a covered front porch and a small pond that was dug three years ago. There is a small shed 8' X 8' that houses either goats, poultry or rabbits. It's attached to a roofed kennel that also houses poultry at night. There are numerous rabbit hutches. There is a small 20' X 30' foot garden. There are also a few fruit trees that were planted using a raised bed system. Lots and lots of wild raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, both low and high bush. Lots of old and new growth, oak, maple, poplar, beech, ash, birch, hemlock, white pine and some fir trees. I would like to plant more trees. I am very influenced by the book, Farming for Self-Sufficiency on 5 Acres or Less, and the work of Joel Salatin, Elliot Coleman, Walter Jeffries of Sugar Mountain Farm, VT, and the book Power of Duck, among others. I was a Registered Dietitian for many years and believe the key to health is found in the food we eat. I believe our gut health is integral to all aspects of our health. I am an advocate for fermented foods. I culture fresh raw goats milk with "live kefir grains", for over 60 probiotic cultures they contain. I think this could be a lucrative business as the grains multiply readily on their own. More people are interesting in improving their gut health by eating cultured foods. I am also influenced by the Donna Schwenk's work with cultured foods. I turned 60 this past July and need help managing my farm and am very interested in it becoming a forever farm. My neighbor, Five Fields Apple Orchard, I heard has received this designation. I also live near the historic Narramissic Farm which is owned by the Bridgton Historical Society.
Priced at $350,000
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