A very special destination halfway between the White Mountains and the Maine Coast
Oak Hill Farm came under our care during the summer of 1995. We do not consider that we "own" the 120 acres of vertical landscape in the foothills of the White Mountains, but rather that we have been entrusted with the care of the land and are bound to work with the gifts, energy and direction it gives us.
When we came to Oak Hill Farm, Art brought with him twenty-six sled dogs. He had founded Washington Kennel in 1987 near the coast of Maine. Art and his son, James Melanson, trained and raced 4-dog and 6-dog Alaskan and Siberian Husky teams in sprint competition. Besides training and racing, we also bred several litters of pups each year. But that chapter of Oak Hill Farm history is over now.
Sue came to Oak Hill Farm from Reading, Massachusetts, bringing with her a curiosity and aptitude for working with the bountiful medicinal herbs found in the forests, fields and gardens here. She laughs that she can create teas, tinctures and salves from green things her former suburban neighbors were trying to eradicate from their lawns.