The Lime Quarries of Estabrook Woods

Lyme Quarry

Whenever I ride through the woods near the barn, I keep a lookout for the history of the land: stone walls that mark the old fields (now overgrown with trees), foundatons of houses and hunting lodges long demolished, cellar holes and lime quarries. Although now the type of lyme we see in the woods is […]

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Do you ever think about the people who built old stone walls?

In New England we are surrounded by history — I’m just a stone’s throw from Lexington and Concord, for example. But even more immediate than the Battle Road are the stone walls that I see when I’m out riding the trails. Much of the land is now dense with trees and it takes some imagination […]

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