Meandering through Mifflin

From the big flop to the big house

This morning’s peregrinations took me through Mifflin and Charles Mill Lake Park, but to little avail — except for a cup of coffee and some corporate donuts at Greedy Greg’s. Not much bird action down there and no sign of osprey on the Wayside Ballfield nest. However, just up the road the morning light was just right for a few shots at Malabar Farm.

A faded dream. This mini billboard on the side of Mifflin Inn is testimony to a colossal flop — The Johnny Appleseed Outdoor Drama. My take? They should have made a play about Daniel Boone and called it "Daniel Boondoggle.”

A faded dream. This mini billboard on the side of Mifflin Inn is testimony to a colossal flop — The Johnny Appleseed Outdoor Drama. Taxpayers ended up footing a good part of the bill for this venture. My take? They should have made a play about Daniel Boone instead and called it “Daniel Boondoggle.”

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The barns at Malabar in the morning light on a peaceful Sunday morning.

The barns at Malabar on a peaceful Sunday morning.

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Detail from the Big House, home of author and sustainable farming advocate Louis Bromfield. He named the farm after a place he had visited in India.

Detail from the Big House, home of author and sustainable farming advocate Louis Bromfield. He named the farm after a place he had visited in India.

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The Big House at Malabar Farm — reflected in the pond on Bromfield Road.

The Big House at Malabar Farm — reflected in the pond on Bromfield Road.

 

 

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