Triple Ridge Farm Author:Ruth Fouts Pochmann When Ruth Fouts Pochmann and her husband, a professor of American Literature at the University of Wisconsin bought Triple Ridge Farm as a place for weekends and vacations, it was a crumbling testimony to neglect and erosion of time. — But there was a trout stream, prime requisite of the professor, a sturdy barn and glorious pastureland for Trig, ... more »thier daughter Virginia's horse, and a glorious stand of pines to spice the clean and sparkling air. And the house, by dint of elbowgrease rather than cash outlay, could be made not only livable, but hospitable.
Today, after fifteen years of sound conservation principles applied to the land, Triple Ridge Farm is a shining testimonial to the responsiveness of nature to the intelligent administration of man.
The Pochmanns had five intermediate projects: reforestation, stream improvement, watershed management, soil conservation and restoration of wildlife habitat - all of which sound rather forbidding if one has in mind only and escape hatch from the frustrations of city living, or hasn't quite the courage to tackle country property already owned. But through Mrs. Pochmann's eyes, one can almost see the trees gow, the birds nest and protect their young, the fish dart under the foliage planted for their benefit as well as for the protection of the banks of the stream pools. And her descriptions of deer and other wildlife linger long in the mind's eye.
The wealth of information in this book is deceptive because of the modesty and joyousness apparent in the telling. The reader will come away from it thinking this is how life should be - a delightful and rewarding enterprise.« less