My farm is located in Alna, Maine, near the Sheepscot River, and six miles North of Wiscasset, on Alna Road (State Route 218).
The farm has been in the Albee family for four generations, starting in the 1880s, when my great grandfather purchased the farm after his farm house burned down. The main house was built approximately 1794 as a hand-hewn timber frame structure, with a large center chimney and four fireplaces; three on the ground floor, and one in the second-floor bedroom.
These farms produced hay for export and for their own cattle. My grandfather and father continued to farm the land until the late 1990s, when my father became ill. I started a small garden plot in 2005 after retiring, and kept expanding up to the point where I am now, with 70 acres in woodlot, 40 acres in hay field, and more than five acres in vegetable and fruit production.