BrightBerry Farm is a small organic farm in the hills of Dixmont, Maine, about 20 miles southwest of Bangor.
The farm is the last 30 acres of a large dairy farm that was first homesteaded in 1830, and, as far as we can tell, has been farmed or homesteaded continuously since then.
Our piece includes about 20 acres of open fields, a year-round stream, two spring-fed ponds (which we have expanded) and about 10 acres of woodland on the edges of our property.
The property is quite steep, particularly around the house, but it slopes south and southwest, which is great for sun exposure and drainage.
That orientation was key to our excited purchase of this farm in 1999.