Happy Monday! In the 4th CHC Woodlots Landowner Highlight, we introduce Joe & Josie Lisaius from our Montgomery Woodlots group. 📷@morsehorse
. . . "Joe & I are retired residing primarily in Burlington, VT. The farm, as my family has always referred to it, has been in my family since the 1890s. It was built from timber on the land that was milled by water power from Black Falls. My maternal great-grandparents lived there & farmed the land. My grandmother & mother were both born in the house. It's remained in my family since; my parents purchasing it in 1968 and using it as a second home & for family gatherings. Joe & I purchased it in 2016 & use it as the same, although we’ve been going up there steadily for the last 30 years. My mother’s cousin, Sonny Lumbra & his wife, Lois, who live in Montgomery Village, have helped us maintain the property & join us at times for BBQ, along with their daughter Penny & her son, David. Sonny, who was also born on the farm, & Lois lived on the farm for many years before moving to the village in the 1960s. . . .
The farm has always held a very special place in our hearts. We became engaged on the property by Black Falls. A black bear joined us, sniffing out our picnic, causing us to make a hasty retreat back to the house. Our son has grown up loving & appreciating all that the land offers. This is the place that's instilled in him a true love of nature. We enjoy viewing the wildlife mostly & have seen an abundance of bear this year. Moose have been sparse in recent years, but we are hoping to see one soon as it has been a few years since we have. We are deeply committed to preserving & managing the land in a way that provides the most benefit to all wildlife. The Woodlots Group has been extremely helpful & informative in helping us achieve our goal. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know all of the members & have learned much from the speakers.The foresters, Nancy & Charlie, have been especially helpful & make themselves readily available. We look forward to keeping the land pristine for generations to come."
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