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Most of these pictures were taken on the back end of the farm on October 4, 2006 ---

The farm runs down to the salt water of Long Cove and up Jones's Brook to Route 73. I don't know why you would want to go out there, because it is almost a mile walk each way and everywhere you look the place is cluttered up with big rocks and trees. I suppose walking in the woods might appeal to you if you don't care for the wrestling and game shows on television.

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In 1970 I bought this farm from one of mother's third cousins. I've never considered myself the owner, but merely the steward who would hopefully pass it along to the next generation, intact and in as good or better condition than when I moved onto it. I think of this farm as Larkin Gilchrest's place. He was a cousin to my great grandfather and if you go out back with a metal detector you can find things Lark lost 140 years ago. I'm still sitting in Lark's chair and using his table.

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My neighbors on all sides are selling off what used to be woodland for houselots. It is my hope that in 100 years my farm will be to St. George what Central Park is to New York City: it will be the only place in town where you can go to get mugged or ravished.


1. This is your starting point --- right off the back steps of the private entrance to your suite.



2. You walk out through the orchard



3. You enter the back field



4. And then you come to the field between the back field and the woods



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5. Right about here you leave the fields behind.



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9. The end of Long Cove



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Robert Skoglund
785 River Road
St. George, ME 04860
(207) 226-7442
thehumblefarmer@gmail.com
www.TheHumbleFarmer.com

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