Cow Platter Stadium

We love when Wisconsin’s special places are preserved. What we love even more is hearing special memories people have from these treasured places.

We recently heard a story from Glacial Lakes Conservancy (GLC) about their 25-acre Grasshopper Hill Preserve. The story is told so descriptively that we’re not going to re-tell it, but you should check out GLC’s webpage and read the full version of the story here. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and bring you back to days when you too ran around with the neighborhood kids with band-aids, scrapes and mosquito bites.

Photo by Glacial Lakes Conservancy

Photo by Glacial Lakes Conservancy

“…today there’s not time for flying kites, catching grasshoppers, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or feeling the wind blow us, arms spread at the peak of Grasshopper Hill. We leave the hilltop and follow Dad along the long glacial ridge extending to the west, finally descending to the vast meadow below - Farmer Fischer’s Field!

The kids assemble in the field with growing anticipation, and Dad says, “Welcome to Cow Platter Stadium! Batter Up!”

I’m sure you can deduce what these guys are about to use as bases for their baseball game!

Thanks to GLC for sharing this story with us. It puts smiles on our faces and reminds us again why land conservation is an issue that is so near to all of our hearts.

Do you have any stories about a protected piece of property? If so, we’d love to hear them. You can share them with us at [email protected] or on our Facebook Wall.