It's' all here-from the very beginnings of Malabar Farm-to its rise as a national model of sustainable agriculture..to the tragic fire that claimed the main dairy barn... to the spectacular barn raising event. The dream almost came to a tragic end, as fire swept through the main dairy barn in the spring of 1993. Amazingly, the blaze was kept from spreading to the nearby "Big House" with its many Bromfield family treasures only a few yards away. Through the combined efforts of volunteers from the Timber Framers Guild of North America, local business, state officials and hundreds of individuals, the barn was rebuilt using authentic materials and traditional methods. Hand hewn timbers, wooden pegs and expert craftsmanship combined in one glorious weekend over 55,000 spectators witnessed the largest public barn raising in North America in over 100 years.
ODNR -1995 -Color-Stereo- 30 minutes DVD Format