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Borrowed Land Equals Borrowed Time

Borrowed land equals borrowed time, of course that is true.  It takes big dreamers with lots of motivation and patience to create something like this. So to hear of its demise is quite disappointing.

 We take great care of the land we use in hopes it will take care of us.  We take great care of the trees and roots, the shrubs, and flowers. We watch in awe of the beautifull wildlife that lives in or passes through our forest daily.  We are respectfull of neighboring homes with our quietness.  But sadly one day we will lose the forest we call our own no matter how we treat it.

The Supreme Court has approved the building of 270 condo units in the form of 30 town house buildings, each with varing size units. This will mean the end of our trails.  The part that saddens us the most is that the land is full of wildlife, some of who’s presence have been featured here on our blog site.  But there are far more than we have photos of.  The fact that our trails are partly built in a wetland was a safe bet for us to not see them plowed down in the future.  Allthough wetland are no big deal according to the approvals for this construction.

The project has been under appeals for some time now due to some arguement of  the land being saved as commercial property not residential property.  With the court ruling in favor of the town houses it is now up for the planning boards approval.  After that it may be all down hill for us and the trees and the animals.  We don’t really have any details of the construction as to where the roads or town houses will be located yet.  We only know it will be in our forest, hopefully it will take a few more years for the final approval and planning.

We have known for a few years that the risk of death existed in our forest. Though we continue to build and maintain the trails we have constructed.  And we will continue to take care of our forest and animals as if to preserve them forever.  We will not give up easily. We will make the best of our time which we realize is borrowed.  When it is over we will find a new forest to create magic and protect.  For now it’s business as usual for us in the woods chillin with the animals and trees waiting for it all to disappear.

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7 Responses to “Borrowed Land Equals Borrowed Time”


  1. June 6, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Serious bummer. This is something you never wanna hear. Best of luck to you guys and I hope that the planning takes forever. What you guys have made is something worth saving.

  2. June 6, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Thanks a ton. I hope the final approval takes forever to. We will use it while we got it I guess.

  3. 3 duffle
    July 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    chaining myself to a TREE when shit hits he fan

  4. July 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks so much duffle! I don’t know who you are, but I do know the above comment is the best one we ever recieved on this site! That would be pretty heroic.

  5. 5 duffle
    July 13, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Yea man, Ive been digging for buried treasure in my backyard for a while now and things are slow but it made me realize how much effort and time it takes. Mabye they are irrelevant to our passion but i feel the dirt scene in the east is disappearing and were all being punished for nothing. If there is anything i can do to help please let me know because i feel most at home with a shovel in my hands. Oh and i think i speak on behalf of all the people on this site when i say “The Plowman can get FUCKED”…

  6. 6 pajetta
    July 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    It is obvious through these photos and updates that ya’all have loved and labored with integrity on this project. The care put into the trails and the love of the little forest critters is to be commended. Be proud of what you have done and know that it has affected and influenced me in a very positive way! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. September 20, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Just so everyone knows if your reading this through the archives the land owner is a real nice guy and the trails will continue life as they know it. After talking with him a little more we have found that the buildings and roads will not be directly over the trails and will take a number of years to be completed anyway. So anyone who does venture into our woods please be respectfull to the land and what we have created. Otherwise KEEP THE HELL OFF THE TRAILS AND JUMPS. Thankyou.


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