Saturday, April 4, 2009
Freeport, Maine: The Desert of Maine
Here's a cautionary tale about the dangers of not rotating crops.
According to the Desert of Maine's Web site, the Tuttle family took over a 300-acre plot of land that had been a successful farm for years. However, poor farming techniques led to the land becoming a desert. One man's wasteland is another man's tourist attraction, so if you need something to do in Freeport instead of shop, this is an alternative.
If memory serves, the sand gets blown around a bit, so the desert portion of the park shifts slightly from year to year.