The windows are trimmed with garland and bows.
The trees are aglow, one for each room.
The family pets enjoy the party too.
|The Postman, painting by Grandma Moses|
This is Malabar Farm, home of the author Louis Bromfield. One of Richland County, Ohio's brightest gifts not only to the literary world but, perhaps even more importantly, to conservation as well. He wrote and talked about preventing erosion and improving soil conditions, long before it was the vogue.
|ODNR's Director James Zehringer, Park Manager Korre Boyer and Assistant Director Andy Ware|
Today the party was given for Malabar by Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The gift, totaling $500,000. has been promised for the restoration of "The Big House," as we locals call it. This home, the epicenter of conservation during the Great Depression, has seen better days. But today marks a movement for change.
It was a moment of great pride and happiness for all of us gathered on that lawn. We are looking forward to embracing the farm conservation ethic Louie promoted while living in Pleasant Valley. Welcome Korre! We can't wait to get to work on the farm.