Down at Burtt's Apple Orchard, there were dozens of cars and lots of people milling about. They have more than apples for sale - I saw lots of pumpkins, squash and corn. I didn't take many pictures because there was no sun and too much traffic. I did get this one as I approached the flat by Cabot Plains School. The clouds were what caught my attention. For those of you who may be new to the blog, the farm in the picture is where I was born and brought up. Of course the whole area has changed considerably over the years, but in some ways not at all. There are bushes growing along both sides of the "flat" now so it's beginning to look like it did when I was walking back and forth to school. I think sometime in the 1940's the town built up the road so it wouldn't be so muddy, and the trees and bushes on both sides were completely gone for decades. Now they are growing back. I haven't looked closely to see if there are hazel nut, choke cherry and apple trees like we used to have - along with various scrub brush, of course. There were also remnants of a stone wall on the south side of the road, as I remember.
The Maynard farm is completely gone; the house I lived in just below the farm has been completely rehabbed and looks only slightly like it did back in my day. The school is a summer home, and although the fields have been mowed, there is no sign of farming going on. Not like the old days.
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