Fields Of My Youth

Personal memory by Brad Manier

1967410 E. Livingston Street, Celina, OH 45822

As a boy growing up in Western Ohio I used to go rabbit hunting. Fences rows, woodlands, unplowed fields brown and gold with stubble. These made for a wonderful habitat. That's all largely gone now. "Efficient" farming has destroyed it. Development has swallowed it up. The quail are gone. The rabbits...who knows? At some point it will all return and we humans will be gone or greatly diminished.