Morris, NY, Otsego County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
This farm was historically part of the Morris Manor. The 3b/3b house was built in the 1850s and has been renovated with newer double glazed windows, propane furnace/ac with forced air, a dry basement (spray foamed with concrete floor), unfinished attic, wood floors throughout whole house. Professional stove with 6 burners and grill as well as two ovens, convection microwave-oven, new Samsung 3 door fridge, new Miele dishwasher, blinds on all windows downstairs. Woodshed attached out back accessible from kitchen.
Supersized 2 car garage with automatic doors
Large barn built as riding arena (approx. 80X180) with electricity, 3 large sliding doors, workshop on southern end and large open shelters on backside with water spigot.
Former dairy barn now has 4 single stalls, a double stall and a large stall currently used for equines and goats, with large hayloft up top and a spigot in the animal area.
Old small barn with two levels and 2 open shelters underneath.
An 8x10 A-frame cabin from glamping on the creekside pasture.
At least for the past two years no chemicals or pesticides/herbicides have been used on the property.
The creekside pasture (Morris Brooke runs along the western property line) is a total of approx. 10ac and dividable in 3 paddocks, a large one with over probably 7-8ac, one small one in the middle and a roughly 1-2ac on the south end which currently holds a pasture treck for the donkeys and hinnies. Each of the smaller paddocks have an open shelter, the big one has an open shelters/lean-to next by the barn and a new 3-sided 12x36 in the upper northern area.
The remaining 180ac are on the eastern side of the very quiet, residential Dimmock Hollow Rd. Only the northern end of the land is fenced and dividable into 3 different pastures. One small one by the road, the other two are about equal in size, the lower one has a 12x24 new shelter, the upper one two of them also new. The hillside has several little springs, one forming a small creek and feeding the pond by the house, another supplying water to the house with a holding tank halfway up the hill. Most of the hillside has been growing wild for the better part of 20 years with the exception of the hilltop meadow which had been more or less regurlarly gotten mowed and has potential for haying once improved some more. Some fencing still remains but are not usable. Part of the lower hillside did get grazed by cows and goats for a good year. There is tons of potential but needs livestock which need fencing.
Trails through the forest from the hilltop meadow to the northern pasture up top as well as from the farm house through the southern hillside area to the hilltop meadow.
This farm has so much potential. It had been initially a dairy then a beef farm until a little less than 20 years ago. For the past two years it's been an animal rescue with horses, donkeys, cats and dogs, chickens and ducks, and ranch with Scottish Highlanders and goats. All the fencing is new 5 strand high tensil. The big barn/arena was never finished as a riding arena and is lacking the right footing and the siding for riding. The electricity was put in 2 years ago with lights and outlets and a 50A RV hookup. The workshop has LED shoplights and outlets and has been used as workshop and storage. The open shelter on the backside of the arena has a newly put in frost free water spigot as well as two LED lights and outlets. Motion sensor lights above the barn door on south and north end (outside). Barn yard lights replaced with LED.
Farm History & Past Use
As mentioned previously the Dimmock Hollow Farm was historically a dairy farm, then beef farm. Originally part of the Morris Manor which is to the south of the farm.
Most land within the property is in the Conservation Easement which does NOT hinder or limit any agricultural use.
Summer pasture lease available now!
I absolutely love this farm but it's too much for me alone so I am open to different options. Sale or lease or lease to buy.
Although I am "open to mentoring a beginning farmer", I am a beginning farmer myself with only 2 years of experience. But I would absolutely be willing to answer any question any time as long as I know the answer.
Price for Lease Per Acre
Sale Price or Estimated Market Value
Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
This farm has great potential for a wide range of uses.
Preferred Farming Method
Currently I have a 2 year old NH Workmaster 60, 2 year old JD Gator with snow plow attachment, as well as a 2 year old JD zero turn mower. Table saw, miter saw, chainsaws, post pounder, bushhog, fencing materials, water troughs, lumber, roofing metal and lumber reclaimed from an old barn, shelves, tools, a hay wagon, tarps, too many things to list.
5 strand high tensile with top strand being coated for better visibility
Water supply currently by hillside spring
Several additional little springs on hillside, a couple forming a small brooke which feeds the pond
Morris Brooke running along creekside pasture along western property line
Frost free water spigot in animal barn and in open shelter on backside of arena
Barns for Livestock
Animal barn was historically a dairy barn then beef cow barn. Now has 4 single stalls (horse size), a double stall with access to outside, and a big group stall. There is an old squeeze chute parked in the front. Tack room in the middle.
The big barn/arena can also be used for livestock, during my first winter during the super cold nights I would bring the horses in here and feed them hay, same with the cows during a big snow storm.
Barns for Equipment/Storage
Riding arena/big barn currently used as chicken coop and storage for tractor, gator, horse trailer, rv and hay.
Backside of arena also usable for equipment/storage
Workshop is very large (need to measure it) and by me used for mower storage, sometimes Gator/snow plow attachment storage, garden furniture, tools etc.
The old barn has 2 carports, the animal barn a huge hay loft
Supersized 2 car garage currently holds two cars as well as a fullsize fridge, full size freezer, bicycles, feed storage as well as other furniture pieces, shelves along one wall.
3b/3b renovated with double pane Anderson windows, all wood floors, dry basement (sprayfoam and concrete), unfinished attic, wood burning stove in living room, laundry room and full bath downstairs, 2 full baths upstairs with 3 bedrooms (master bedroom has ensuite bath and walk in closet), propane furnace with A/C and forced air.
Kitchen has 6 burner gas stove with 2 ovens and a griddle, convection microwave, new Samsung 3 door fridge, Miele dishwasher, wonderful view over pond from the sink area; door to spacious front porch; walk in pantry; door to woodshed out back.