Trying to put down roots in Carlton County
April 24, 2020
It was the stand of white pines that sold us this spring. We turned off the gravel road, stepped out of the car and you could hear it: The wind whistling through the pine needles.
We were home. Or, we thought we were.
The 40-acre parcel of land was just down the road from Cromwell and near where we now rent a farm. It had most of the things we were looking for - decent land, a few outbuildings, and a large buffer of woods and wetland.
My partner could run her vegetable farm from here and I could still manage the commute to my job in Duluth.
It was early in our search for a farm. We had pr...