The parcel you are staying on dates to 1730 and is in its original configuration of “meets and bounds”. It has never been divided or the boundary lines Read more...
BUSH MEADOW FARM, LLC
The parcel you are staying on dates to 1730 and is in its original configuration of “meets and bounds”. It has never been divided or the boundary lines changed. The second parcel of the White-Loomis Homestead is across Buckley Highway and is one of the two oldest houses in Union, CT. They both were built in 1730. During the “Alarm of 1756” (French and Indian War), LT. Daniel Loomis died of smallpox and is buried on a small rise across Webster Road overlooking his home.
Before 1900, this land, along with most of eastern CT, was stripped of all trees, except for large sugar maples. Since 1945, eastern CT has reforested itself to the point there is more forest now than during the American Revolution. We continue both forms of historical agriculture here on Bush Meadow Farm, with forestry and maple sugaring.
There is a lot of wildlife to see here on the farm: songbirds, small mammals, turkey, deer, fox, eastern coyotes, bobcats, an occasional black bear. On a guided tour of the farm, you can see many types of trees, wild flowers, mountain streams, small waterfalls and other natural wonders. Special times of the year are mid-late June when the Mountain Laurel are in bloom, mid-Sept. through early Oct. when the leaves change colors and late winter/early spring when its maple sugar season. We hope you will join us for these times.