Monthly Archives: July 2017

Nature CSI 2

In Mecosta County in a private woodlot there is a stone pile fence about 4′ high, 8′ wide and over 100 yds long. A lot of the land here was given to Civil War veterans after the war to homestead and tame the Michigan wilderness.

Some poor fool cleared this land and wrestled all these stone into this pile so he could farm. Now 150 years later the farm is long abandoned and the forest has reclaimed the field. You have to marvel at the optimism and fortitude of these farmers and wonder what they would say if they could see it now.