When E.P. Fullington (a Civil War veteran originally from Vermont) picked out the core acreage that is now our farm, he had a keen old-timer’s sense of what needed to be on the property. This included a flowing freshwater creek, which likely helped to water the livestock until the well could be dug.
The creek (an unnamed tributary to Hay Creek) adds much beauty to the farm as well, with habitat for wildlife all year long — migratory birds, frogs and turtles, muskrat, herons and even a visiting otter this year. But the creek comes with its challenges as well. Not the least of these is the need to cross it.