8 Acres, Underhill

8 acres

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Contact Name:

Don Tall

Property Location:

Poker Hill Road, Underhill, Vermont
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:


Total acres available for agriculture:


Acres of forested land:


Acres of cropland or tillable land:


Acres of pasture:


Quality of land:

The land was an apple orchard long before we purchased it 20 years ago. It has been fallow for many decades. This area of Underhill is known for its dense soil. It drains slowly. Half the property is on an easy grade.

Farm Information

Water sources present:


Water sources details:

Dug well, drilled well, small "frog" pond. Small streams-lets.

Barns and sheds:

None available

Farmer housing:

None available

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Farm infrastructure details:

All buildings are in disrepair; beyond salvage. Milled wood might be scavenged.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:



Lease? Willing to listen to options that don't involve sale of land or assets.

Additional Information

The values for tillable, forested and pasture land are estimates.  I'm willing to clear trees to make more open land, etc.

This property was productive at one time, but became a recreational camp site for the owner who sold to us.  The prior owner cleared portions for wood, but primarily it has been unproductive since the farmers passed-on and the main barn collapsed.  Stone walls remain, but all wire fencing has decayed and been cleared away.  Some remnants of barbed-wire suggest sections of the land were used for large animal also.

We are hobbyists with plum, apple, pear, raspberry, elderberry, blueberry.

We've kept meat birds seasonally, had laying hens year-round, had rabbits, and one remaining goat.  We maintain small vegetable and flower gardens.

I have an old sugaring pan, stove, taps buckets that have gone unused since the shack collapsed a decade ago.  I own a pipe bender w/plans to construct hoop houses.

We have cleared 1-2 acres around the home, and brush hog a few acres every year to keep the willows and white birch down.

The land has been idle for decades, and we'd really like to make it active.  We have no business plan of our own, lots of ideas and limited time.  We don't intend to sell property, so we are probably most interested in some form of a lease agreement.