At Large Council Member Hans Riemer and his son Henry, age 3, came to the Reserve on April 9th for a grand tour of area farms, historic resources and a view to some of the threats to the continued viability of farming here in Montgomery County. Hey, plus Henry got to hold a chicken and pat a piggy! Dolores Milmoe of Audubon Naturalist Society and MCA’s executive director Caroline Taylor began the tour at Pooles’ Store in Seneca and led the Reimer boys around the countryside culminating with a visit to the ford on West Old Baltimore Road. There in the chilly, clear waters of Ten Mile Creek, volunteer stream monitors from Audubon gave evidence to the need for protection of that watershed: an abundance of micro and macro invertebrates signaling a still high quality stream that faces threat from Clarksburg’s planned Stage 4 development. MCA Board member, Gwen Reese and Sean and Greg (also on MCA Board) from Rockland’s Farm joined the tour to give both historic and producer prospective. The day was gray…the tour golden!