This farm is a work in progress. It clearly used to be a beautiful place once upon a time. But when we first purchased it in 2004, it was in terrible condition.
When we first moved in, we spent several weeks just cleaning the grunge out of the place and taking countless loads of junk to the dump before we could even begin the much-needed renovations.
Since that time we have:
· Replaced all of the enormous leaky single-pane windows with new energy efficient ones (Yay! No more $800 a month heating bills!).
· Replaced the cracked furnace, the heat pumps, and all the ductwork. Installed a heating vent in the bathroom, which was previously unheated.
· Installed a new pressure tank and water pump. The previous pressure tank was so small that it could not keep up with our livestock-watering needs, and it would take me 3 hours to fill the water troughs every day. Now it goes much faster.
· Repaired the leaky roof. Replaced the section that was in the worst condition.
· Added several new built-in storage areas and shelves in what was otherwise wasted space.
· Had extensive backhoe work done clearing debris and brush overgrowth from the yard, barn area, driveway, and pastures.
· Had high-quality fencing professionally installed on most of the paddocks and pasture perimeters, and added more paddock and pasture fencing ourselves as needed.
The place still needs so much more work, and we’re tackling it little by little, as our time and finances allow. It’s a project that will probably continue for the rest of our lives.
We thank all of our customers for helping to support our efforts to rescue this grand old place from ruin and help preserve it for future generations.