Lincoln County, Maine (Midcoast Maine)
Total number of acres available with this property
Acres of cropland or tillable land
Acres of pasture
Acres of forested land
Other open and/or non-farmable land
Water sources present
Types of water sources present
- Drilled well
Water sources details
Also, a year round stream flows through the property and provides drinking water for the animals.
Barns, sheds or other structures
Farm infrastructure details
Farmer housing details
Equipment and machinery
Equipment and machinery details
Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?
Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?
Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?
Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?
- Property for lease
Property for lease
Other tenure arrangement
Potentially, all of our equipment and land can be made available for the tenant to use in their own enterprise under terms to be negotiated. We currently raise a small number of American Guinea Hogs and have a family milk cow that anchor us to the farm. We would be OK with either sharing them or getting rid of them depending on the interest of the tenant.
If you are interested in our farm or have questions, we'd prefer a reply by email. Please tell us a little about yourselves and what your interests are.
This farm offers a person or couple the opportunity to either incubate their own farm business or gain farming experience working with us. We're active, hard-working people but would like to slow down and do some other things like get out on the ocean with our newly acquired cabin cruiser anchored in Rockland Harbor. We both have extensive organic farming experience and have operated a dairy, done custom grazing, made farmstead cheese and many other farming projects. We'd love to see some younger energy applied to this land.
We should mention that we bought the farm because it includes 1.5 acres of cleared prime agricultural soil (Madawaska fine sandy loam.) There is more of that same type of soil that could be cleared and turned into active farm land but we are unlikely to undertake such a project on our own.
We developed a list of potential projects and enterprises that could be developed here and include that list here just to stir the imagination. None of them are required or expected, just things we would do if we were 30 years younger.
- Restore timber frame barn (Actually, we ARE going to do this one.)
Everything is in place for starting the restoration of the barn: sawmill for milling replacement sills and posts, materials and equipment for producing concrete, architectural design plans, underground infrastructure (water, electricity, pex tubing for radiant heating and internet.)
- Hipcamp and other vacation rentals
We now have a solid, dependable road leading to areas of the farm that could provide camping sites for Hipcamp rentals. We could also build some summer cabins for vacation rentals.
- Create a CSA or grow flowers
One and a half acres of prime agricultural soil can grow a lot of produce and could support a small CSA. The big heated greenhouse would make growing transplants possible. We’d love to see someone grow cut flowers here.
- Produce firewood
Over 80 acres of woods means this place grows quite a lot of sustainable hardwood production that one could process and sell. We already have all the equipment needed.
- Develop a micro dairy
We have cheesemaking experience and equipment and want to develop an aging cave to support small scale cheesemaking. One could raise milk sheep, goats or a small number of cows using neighboring pasture, buying hay or even clearing more land here.
- Custom sawing and lumber drying
An interested person could use our Norwood portable bandsaw mill to develop a custom milling service. In addition, one could provide custom lumber drying in the solar lumber kiln.
- Run a woodworking shop
The woodworking shop provides the opportunity to practice all kinds of woodworking goods and services including making custom moldings on the Logosol planer/molder.
- Raise American Guinea Hogs
Since the woods are filled with oaks that drop lots of acorns and since American Guinea Hogs love to eat them and grow well on them, one could raise very special animals and meat here.