Ideal Small Farm or Homestead for Sale in Topsham
Spring Chicken Farm is on 8.5 acres of fertile valley bottom in the Tabor Valley. Bounded on west by the Tabor Branch of the Waits River, excellent valley views to the south. Large, well tended organic vegetable garden, 5+ acres of lush valley bottom pasture with excellent grazing infrastructure: 5 strand hi-tensile perimeter fence, gravel laneways to cross wet areas, and a dedicated pasture well with multiple water spigots along fence edges to facilitate easy-as-pie rotational grazing. Ditch fences keep animals out of sensitive waterways and the river, and an acre strip of young trees planted on the river protects the bank from erosion. You can hear the Tabor Branch bubbling through the backyard while you work in the garden, and relax in the wood-fired sauna after a long day’s work. The shady brook provides ample opportunities for wading and trout fishing.
1,937 squ.ft 1830s farmhouse has three bedrooms, two full baths, a terrific mudroom, a large deck, and a new dug well. Avalon Olympic wood stove for primary heat and forced air oil heat backup. Lead remediation completed in 2011. Two barns suitable for livestock and hay storage, and a garage/workshop.
This property has been operated for the last 8 years as a small farm raising organic bedding plants, organic pastured poultry, and grass-fed beef and lamb, and is an ideal site for a homestead, small farm business, or as home base for a larger leased land grazing operation. $225k.