Our farm was established in 2003. When we purchased our 27 acres, it was just a long dirt driveway, 5 acres of scrub pine and brush, and 22 acres of mature hardwood forest. We cleared the scrub by hand with chainsaws and pruners to create a pasture and built a passive-solar house. We cleared some hiking trails through the forest, but beyond that the forest will remain untouched. And bit by bit we've added flowers, raised vegetable beds, fruit orchards, and quiet spots to enjoy the view.