Detwiler, Morgan Raid, and Sater Farms turn 100 and 200 years old this year.
maintained, which is especially crucial given its 200-plus years of use. Mary Ellen says the family’s land was vibrant in both crop diversity and animals during her grandparents’ era. It was not until her parents took over in the 50s that corn and soybeans became the main attraction.
nothing to do because they had no TV, and the radio didn’t come in very good clear out
here. So newspaper and magazines was about it,” Mary Ellen says.
roof. Mary Ellen maneuvers down the crooked wooden steps with ease, her feet slightly rotating to the right as she descends into a seemingly cooler environment. She says this is where her grandmother used to store crops, meat and milk. When times changed and technologyimproved, “My grandfather bought her a refrigerator and she wouldn’t use it. She carried her milk down here like she’d done all her life,” says Mary Ellen.