- Sep 17, 2002
German, I'd like to see the place some day. How about a little tour?Actually, we plan on letting several of them revert back as a lesson on bog succession anyway. We'd only need a few bogs for class trips and maybe one marked for free public picking.
These bogs were dry harvested, by the way. The farm is truly a snapshot in time, from the era before wet harvest. Not only do we have the farm's Darlington dry pickers, but the Hayden separator (the kind that bounces the berries to sort them, like the ones in the Double Trouble packing house) and its associated conveyor belt still functions. Everything is as Bill Collins left it when he passed away. Everyone who I've let sit in on a session of sorting has left with an ear to ear smile on their face and is sold on the idea of keeping the place functioning. If I can get the county to make the investment in the place I'd like to see, I have no doubt it will be the premier school field trip destination in the county.