In the Beginning. . .

In October 2017, Morgan Lewis Estate started taking shape with two acres of land cleared for cultivation on the historic property. . .  for the first time in decades.

For years, visitors ambling through the plantation to visit the windmill or on their way up to Cherry Tree Hill might have seen views like this off to the side.

Photo from Kathryn Morris Burgess.jpg

Overgrowth of bush and river tamarind, a one-time grazing plot for the cows at Morgan Lewis

An earthmover removing river tamarind; palm trees line cherry tree hill.jpg

An earthmover called in to clear two acres for cultivation. Views of Cherry Tree Hill, lined with coconut trees, at the top of the photo.

Into the ground went a variety of pantry staples: sweet potato, cassava, pumpkin, beans, okra, papaya, and plantain.

Photo from Kathryn Morris Burgess.jpg

Rows and rows of verdant growth. The beginnings of our farm!

Photo from Kathryn Morris Burgess.jpg

Plantain sucklings taking root.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s