Wolf Hay Field and Tree Farm Protected
Newbury, New Hampshire
Donating an easement on 16 acres of field and forest land on Route 103A in Newbury was a family decision for Dan and Bev Wolf and their children, Adam and Elizabeth. The Wolfs’ land is near Blodgett’s Landing and includes a certified organic hay field and a certified tree farm. It is the last working farmland on 103A; and the family wants to keep it that way. The easement ensures that the property will never become the next new subdivision.
The hay field and tree farm are part of a sprawling piece of property which Dan bought 35 years ago. Dan’s roots in the Sunapee region are deep. His family started coming to the region as summer residents in the late nineteen-thirties. He may have been raised in the Boston suburb of West Newton, but Dan has always called Lake Sunapee home. He made it official at fifteen-and-a-half when he declared NH residency. It was not political or social rebellion, but a simple ploy to get his driver’s license a year early. After college he moved to Newbury permanently and bought the property a few years later. Adam and Elizabeth were brought up in Newbury; raised in the house that Dan and Bev built on land abutting the hay field.
Excerpted from the story by Susan Nye in the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust's Summer 2008 newsletter. Read more (see page 15)
Photo by Nancy Lyon, courtesy of Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust