“Nothing lasts forever, most likely the next generation will sell off the land. They don’t like hard work when they can make money using their brains.”
Bristol’s Chippen’s Hill section has seen much growth in recent years with new homes and Schools. Many of the old farms and rolling hills described by Milo Leon Norton are a thing of the past.
In the Connecticut Quarterly, 1899 Norton said “Chippen’s Hill is really the easternmost of those noble Litchfield County hills, that make that pastoral paradise of the state famous the world over. Long, smooth, rounded ridges, extending north and south, with rivulets trickling down their slopes to the streams in the vales between them. Such are the beautiful Litchfield hills”.
Minor’s Farm has a country store where you can buy fruit, produce, many homemade items and of course The Pop Shoppe.
It’s a tradition for Bristol area families to get their Halloween pumpkins, enjoy a hay ride in the pick your own pumpkin patch and take a ride on a train.
Plans are in place for this years October activities but it’s unclear how much longer they will continue to provide this long standing Bristol tradition.