In March 2007, Bluegrass Conservancy Board member Lendy Brown and her husband Darrell Brown donated a conservation easement on 324 acres of Stonereath Farm in Bourbon County. Lendy and Darrell's conservation easement created exceptional public benefit through the farm's pastures and picturesque fields, including approximately 1,200 feet of frontage along Russell Cave Road/KY-353. Stonereath Farm is also entirely underlain with prime farmland soils and soils of statewide and local importance.
The former owner of Stonereath Farm, Alton Jones, was President of Cities Service Oil Company. At the time of their purchase in 1960, the farm primarily raised cattle, hogs, and tobacco, with very few horses. Over the years it has been important for the Browns to preserve the original structures while converting the farm into a functional equine operation.
"We are beholden to the community that has so graciously welcomed us over the years, and in our minds there is no better way to give back than to allow this wonderful acreage to remain as untouched as possible." ~ Darrell and Lendy Brown