Rockefeller Preserve, Brook Trail – Rustic Rusting Gate

The Rockefeller property used to operate a cattle farm here, but they ceased operation in 2017.

According to an September, 2017 article in Lohud entitled Rockefeller cattle farm, Hudson Pines, comes to an end:

A Rockefeller owned farm in Pocantico Hills is set to sell its entire cattle herd, ending a breeding operation that spanned decades.

The management at Hudson Pines Farm, long owned by the late David Rockefeller, has recently posted a flier on its website, advertising the sale.

The “Forever A Legacy complete dispersal” event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 1. at the farm. The Simmental cattle will be available for viewing for prospective buyers from Oct. 28 to 31. The farm is located at 180 Bedford Road with a Sleepy Hollow zip code.

It’s a bit of a shame. The rolling landscape and the clusters of cows, always reminded me of here I grew up in the UK.

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.

Iron footbridge over Peekskill Hollow Creek

On our return from Las Vegas we went to pick up our mail at our local post office. When we’d been there before we’d parked across the road. This time my wife parked behind the post office, in an area that I didn’t even know existed. She went in to get the mail and I took the dog for a quick pee in the parking lot. Then I spotted for the first time this old iron bridge across Peekskill Hollow Creek. It seems to be closed: the gate (see first picture) in padlocked and the far side is overgrown with vegetation.

I’ve searched for information about it, but so far haven’t been able to find anything. Maybe I’ll check with the Putnam Valley Historical Society.