Kendall Farm is located on Boyden Lake in “Downeast” Maine, which is on the northeastern-most coast. The farm was purchased in 1854 by my great-great-grandfather, Robert Golding, and the land was worked for three generations by my family.
Watercress and Wildflower cottages were built in the early 1930’s. In the early 1930s, as more families came to summer in Downeast Maine, my grandfather and my father hand-sawed ice from the frozen lakes in winter, packed the blocks in hay, and hauled the blocks by horse drawn sleds to ice houses at the cottages along Boyden Lake. By June, it would still be solid and ready for summer residents to use for refrigeration.