Blue Slate Farm operation was an operating dairy farm with 120± mature milk cows and extensive youngstock up until 2004 when the cattle were sold.
Since 2004, the land base has been rented and most of the barns and outbuildings have been vacant. The westside barns are used for equipment storage. The western youngstock barn is currently used for livestock and hay storage. The eastside barns have been vacant and used for equipment and machinery storage.
The land consists of:
10± acre farmstead complex site, 2± acre mobile home site, 271± acres tillable land,
71.3± acres pasture land (including 25± acres of improvable pasture), 16.5± acres of woodland, 15.5± Acres CRP/pasture land (not usable) and 13± acres of wetland/wasteland.
Exact acreage land types are subject to a survey.
Access is considered good to very good with a total of 14,460’ of road frontage. There is 3,374’ of road frontage on the west side of Crown Point Road; 2,607’ of road frontage on the east side of Crown Point Road; 3,958’ of road frontage on the south side of Crown Point Road; 3,228’ of road frontage on the north side of Crown Point Road; and 1,293’ on the south side of Swinton Road. All roads are Class II macadam surfaced, town owned and maintained highways, except for Swinton Road which is a Class III, gravel surfaced town road. Good network of interior farm roads. Wide road cuts with newer culverts and improved gravel.
The tillable land is in hay, alfalfa, clover, mixed grasses and corn cover. Pasture is in grasses and overgrown pasture and brush. Woodland cover is mixed northern hardwoods and softwood. Some brush in wetland is in cattails and hydricvegetation.
Predominant soils include Vergennes clay of 2 to 6% slopes, Vergennes clay of 6 to 12% slopes, Vergennes clay of 12 to 25% slopes, Livingston clay flooded, Covington silty clay flooded, Farmington stony silt loam moderately deep variant of 8 to 15% slopes and Covington and Panton silty clays. Fertility is considered good. Drainage and open ditches are good to average.