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For twenty-five years, 'Forest Farm', on the Cape Rosier peninsula, was the homestead of Scott and Helen Nearing. Back to the land icons, a wave of like-minded people followed- seeking 'how to live simply in a troubled world'. When Helen was in her 70's and Scott in his 90's, they built again, a stone house on an adjoining parcel, today known as the 'Good Life Center'. The Nearings sold 'Forest Farm' to Stanley Joseph, who worked the land, improved the homestead, and made his mark. He and his wife wrote a beautiful book, 'Maine Farm' a year of country life, which described their life as it circled around the rhythm of the seasons.After 40 years in the Joseph family, Forest Farm is for sale. The farm consists of almost 20 acres, with several acres in open and lupine fields, 175' ocean frontage on Orr's Cove, a farm pond, and a simple 3 bedroom Cape-style house. There are two outbuildings, one used for storage and workshop, and the second building for storage. Stone walls measuring five feet high in places and originally built by the Nearings to enclose their gardens still exist, but are in need of repair. A very special property with important historical significance to the area.

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