During this week's For Love of the Land podcast, we discuss the highs and lows of land ownership with special guest, Latty Hock. Latty is the proud owner of an incredible property in the heart of Delaware, a sleeper state for incredible wildlife opportunities. This Delaware native is the proud owner of 297 acres situated in the last remaining stronghold of farmland in the state. The story of this land will amaze you as we tour you around this diverse landscape, it wasn't always this incredible! Be sure to watch the video of the property tour here!
Latty's story is a unique journey of self-discovery, land-development, and pursuit of great habitat. In the year 1997, he took over the management of his family farm. At the start, this property was a biological desert, a single wood lot and two large crop fields were all the land had to offer. Now, over the 20 years, this property has developed into a truly diverse landscape that offers an endless supply of forage and covers for whitetails, rabbits, turkey, and waterfowl.
The important part to take away from this podcast is his journey, he didn't do everything correctly over this 20 year period. He made mistakes that cost him years of maturity and development of the land. This did not stop or slow down Latty's desire to keep learning and shaping the property. Now, he has a one of a kind property in an isolated part of the state. I would stack it up close to one of the best 300-acre parcels I've walked. Be sure to follow along with the podcast to listen to his story, we hope it encourages you to conserve and restore native landscapes! Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand