Friday, March 20, 2009

Abandoned Tomato Farm

Yesterday was another unseasonably nice day, so I went for a walk to a place I know on the edge of Jeffersontown to check out this abandoned piece of farm equipment I'd found last summer. It was nearly obscured by foliage then but was quite easily inspected this time, at winter's end.

I've been told by a reliable source that this area used to be a thriving tomato farm back in the day, and that the soil here is still optimal for tomatoes if one wanted to sneak out here and plant some. Maybe I will.

There's plenty of other remnants of the farm to be found here, including the collapsed debris of the farmhouse. Might be a good place to come back with a metal detector and poke around.