40 Years on the Farm
Imagine living on a farm with a large pond where four years you witnessed the migration of toads and turtles headed for the water to lay their eggs for future generations. This is one of the stories Ruth Varner likes to tell us about her life with husband, Guy, on their eight-acre Meredith Road property just outside of Yellow Springs.
Ruth and Guy shared fond memories of growing up on family farms, so 40 years ago, to "re-establish their roots", they purchased the property. Originally a 13-acre parcel, the Varners sold five acres to the Peifer family next door so they can expand their orchard business.
Birch Creek runs through the property creating a substantial wetland area, the large pond is stocked with bass and blue gills. Over the years, the Varners have generously invited their friends and family to enjoy the fishing and explore the stream, as well as the rest of the property.