Gryphon Hill Farms
Gryphon Hill Farms located in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, was purchased by the current owners in late 2012. At the time the property had no formal name, was a mere 300m wide, and spanned approximately 1.6km in length. It is, accessible by well travelled gravel roads called Big Lots and Hirtle Road, at either end of the property.
Thirty acres of the property included an active albeit tired Christmas tree operation on Hirtle road. The remaining property consisted of cut over forest, two natural spruce / hemlock stands, and the site of an old farmstead that was completley taken over by an impenetrable forest of alders on Big Lots road. It took two years to clear away the alders in order to expose what remained of the farmstead. The foundation ruins of a house, barn and possibly one other outbuilding consisted predominantely of cut granite blocks. There was a field, and what may have been old cattle trails. There was also a small old apple orchard.
Fast forward to the present, there are three enterprises that the owners are currently engaged in, Christmas trees, a developing sugarbush for maple syruping, and a small Haskap (honeyberry) berry orchard.
Civic Address: 165 Hirtle Road Whynotts Settlement NS
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