Much has been said about the need for a willing buyer and a willing seller when it comes to open space. As you read through our book published in Andy Mack Sr.’s own words you may be able to draw your own conclusions on if he was a willing seller. We do know that you will be fascinated by his vision, knowledge and wisdom. You may also learn a little more Londonderry History as you travel this road with an old Yankee farmer.
In a rush for a grant Cons-Com pushed forward the first “to protect those on Gilcrest Road” and indicated a “willing seller” was not available for the later. Community members indicated on this news site a majority interested in the land near the grange. In a vote of 3-2 the Town Council approved
For more information on the process read;
and this letter to the editor on the issue, presently includes 40 comments.
Notes re Moose Hill Orchards. Inc – Mack’s Apples to whomever it may concern June 2009
“Most of our Land – approx 300 acres has had its Development Rights (Conservation Easements) sold to the town. The farm has no option but to farm its land and manage its forests and swamps. We have given, with the dale of D.R., the right for public access non intensive recreation. That does not interfere with production of crops and/or business in general.” the introduction by Andy Mack Sr. in a 16 page letter published here at LondonderryNH.net in this online book.
To view this book it is best to “view full screen” by selecting the screen box in the lower left hand corner. Zoom in to read, zoom out to turn the page.
As it relates to the land near the Grange Andy Mack Sr. dreams in this book, “This holds the future of the farm in its acres, I believe. It presents itself as a totally unique site for future sales – cider mill, farm market – a jillion possibilities, Unique too in its potential to provide a meeting place – for the community. How this is to be done most effectively is not wholly clear – a Cider House Cafe, with some special area set aside for “townies”, “local yokels”, whatever, where one might bump into a neighbor (by chance or plan). Community – the town has churches and clubs and eating places, but no place to go, sit back with a cup of coffee, a piece of apple pie, and be comfortable, that you won’t be kicked out for falling asleep in your chair (which you may have provided yourself) or for talking politics for three hours.” He continues on about community and the Internet if you have not yet, please enjoy the flip book presently in beta testing.