Between 30,000 and 15,000 years ago the glaciers did some hard work here, these great masses of ice, about a mile high, ground down the mountains and carved valleys and lakes. In the case of our immediate area we think that there was a north to south running river and perhaps a large ice bound pool of water above today’s farm. The evidence is of the above, an enormous layer of sand that leveled the land forming the more or less flat 16 acre meadow just to the east of the present farmstead.
One hundred and fifty years ago farmers and woodsman made their way to these hills harvesting timber and opened up what they could for grazing and growing crops. They must have been pleased with the relatively large and flat area that now home to Windekind.
Today our setting, still in agricultural production, is dominated by the meadow’s open space and the adjacent mountains and all its attendant wonders of deep ravines and the adjacent rock outcropping, carved by unceasingly falling water.