Frith Farm

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Time of Thanksgiving

Truly it is a time of thanksgiving, and a time of feeling welcomed by those who live here. With native Maine blood running rather thinly in our veins, we were nervous about how the neighbors might feel about outsiders moving into their neighborhood, but their kindness and welcome has quickly dispelled our fears.

In this first week on the farm, as we have been cleaning the farmhouse, installing a mailbox by the road, finding a wood stove via Craigslist and mapping out the garden plots, we have been visited by several neighbors who related their Fancy Farm memories and connections, and offered us help in numerous ways. It is good to feel the kindness and support of the community!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Closing on Fancy Farm

After what seemed like months of eager anticipation, today's closing on the Fancy Farm finally arrived. It was good to meet members of the Fancy family and hear of their excitement that the farm would come back to life. It was also a time for the community to celebrate the contributions of Scarborough township, the Maine Farmland Trust, and the Scarborough Land Conservation Trust in arranging the conservation easement that would both preserve the agricultural land and make the property more affordable to a farmer. Read the Portland Press Herald's article on the sale.

The new era at Frith Farm has begun!