The "plan" was hatched in 2006. Scott was deployed with the US Army in Iraq and Dan was a horticulture student at the University of Connecticut. The "plan" involved a 40 acre parcel of land that stretched along the idyllic Hop River and to restore an agriculture tradition that had once graced its fields and forests. The land was once a part of a 200+ acre old dairy farm their grandfather purchased after World War II. Over the decades, however, the old dairy farm was slowly dismantled and whittled away through a transfer to the Nathan Hale State Forest, bequeths to extended family to build homes, eminent domain takings for a phantom highway, and parcels sold off to folks who would become like second families to the brothers. Living across the street from the 40 acre parcel that would one day become Proctor-Hall Farm, the boys grew up hunting, fishing, ice skating, and trapsing about the woods, fully enjoying the bounty of nature this peaceful refuge has to offer.
Since that fateful phone conversation between Dan and Scott in 2006, fortune has graced the brothers and their family. Extended family members have recovered property taken through eminent domain, and the brothers were able to secure the piece of land on which they chose to build their future.
After serving his country in the armed forces, Scott returned to Andover and currently works as a home improvement contractor. Living across the street, Scott maintains a vigilent watch over the pigs and although he loves each and every one of them dearly, he isn't afraid to break out "the snare" when necessary.
Still working his day job as an environmental consultant, Dan feeds and waters the pigs every (most) mornings and has a knack for tackling and holding down pigs (when necessary). Dan and his wife Sarah celebrated their marriage on the grounds of the farm on the 2014 Summer Solstice.