Beyond the beauty, vigor and friendship, I learn something new each time we join together on our Sandy Mush hikes. This time I learned that our family’s land on Garrett Cove is actually called and spelled the Isom pasture after Isom Evans. I always thought it was Isen (a slurred icing in my childhood mind); it shows how easy it would be for geographic or other names to get changed over the years. I also learned that the cabin that our friends, Dave and Kim, restored on their Sandy Mush Farm (aka Everett Farm aka McCracken Place), our September hike, was originally on this land and was moved in the 1940’s before finally relocating on Dave and Kim’s.
But most importantly, I learned that Vance is a heck of tree climber and apple picker! Sorry you missed the hike and the apples, but enjoy the photos.