Friday, September 10, 2010
Not to put too fine a "Point" on it
Chris Minor, Nature Conservancy
Several people have recently asked me about the Palisades. What are they? What is the meaning behind "Palisades Point Farm?" Below I'll give a few links with the best information online about the Palisades. But, for us, the Point signifies the land at the which the KY River and Dix River meet. Our farm sits at the top of this point. We look out across the rivers at High Bridge, which connects Jessamine and Mercer counties. We think it's a Norfolk Southern rail line. Whomever uses it, it's always busy! Between the air traffic from the Bluegrass Airport, the railroad across the rivers and boat traffic from the KY River below us, we can always hear the buzz of the world though we are at the "quiet" end of High Bridge Rd here in Garrard County! Somewhere on my computer I have images taken from the air of Palisades Point Farm. The man who bought the land from The Nature Conservancy, Bill Hinkle, of Hinkle-Denmark Landscape Architecture in Lexington, had the pictures taken in the early 2000's.
The Nature Conservancy
These are our neighbors and us! The Sally Brown Nature Preserve. The "threats" section says that unsustainable farms are a contributing factor to the area. We are happy to say that Palisades Point is a "sustainable" family farm, able to increase the area and size of natural habitat and not disrupt, but rather help, the natural ecosystem in central KY.
Bowman's creek runs behind Palisades Point. The hike on foot is amazing! It reminds us of creeks found in the Smoky Mts. of TN and NC.
Thanks for your interest in Palisades Point Farm!