The sad part about losing land to an ecology group, after fighting them for 4 years and getting no where. Even tho they had a grant approved, for the asking price. They send in a donor to buy the place which they did, then completely rearrange the place and remodel and build new and change everything. The color of the house, the plants around the house have been taken out completely. Big majestic trees have been cut down. You can no longer see the house from the street, there is a huge big *ss garage right in front. The fruiting majestic cherry tree in the back of the house has been butchered. The house has some new look to it. It is red and there are no longer out buildings near it. The old dutch barn has been flattened. No indication that it was even there.
They did it right you might say. But what they did was wipe all memory of the big majestic house that was landscaped by master gardeners.
There is no evidence that the house had stood for 100 years. The big land mark yew bushes are gone.
The full azaleas that bloomed every year are gone. The big white house on the hill is no more.
The group stewarding the land made sure no one could quite remember the family or families that lived there.
There are reasons why we as people are to never forget….
The old way of doing things just might be right. The old way of having family and friends just might be the right way. Think about it… Think of the things your grandparents have seen and done. It was a simpler way of life yes. It was a hard life, yes. It was a romantic life yes. Things they owned lasted, didn’t they? Quality of life and things were better. If an old house stays in its original condition people remember!!?
People see the old and they start asking questions, they get curious? They want to know about the people who lived there? They want to know the history? Who it sold to? When and how? How log ago did they leave? And the curiosity goes on.
That’s why they (NGO’S) change the property dramatically so no one really knows to ask. They really are not sure if what they are looking at is what used to be.