We had our hearts set on buying a small farm, but could not find just what we were looking for.
We did not want to feel pressured into purchasing something that wasn't exactly what we were looking for so we decided to put almost everything into storage and move into a duplex.
Two storage units and a storage pod later Bill and I, our son Daniel and his girlfriend, our 2 wiener dogs and a cat, all settled into our little humble abode, all 550 square feet of it.
The tight living quarters was difficult at first but we managed to adapt being in the same room together.
After looking at about 100! houses for sale since March, we finally found our new home, a small "farmette."
A beautiful 1960's custom built ranch style home with a little over 4 acres, 2 pole barns, a small building for a chicken coop, 2 nice pastures and LOTS of room for my dream garden.
To say I wanted to purchase this home just to create the garden I have laid out in my mind is not far from the truth!
|Maple trees and old original chicken coop in need of repairs|
We wish to raise a few chickens, have a large organic garden, be a little more self sufficient and live a little healthier lifestyle.
The last 3 months have been spent updating the interior of the house, including electric, floors, walls, plumbing and baths.
We came up with the name of our farm from my husband's father's hometown; Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin and after a small town in Germany called Horb. (Lynch's Mt. Horb Farm)
My daughter Alexis, nephew Adam and a couple friends spent a few weekends cleaning out the main barn.This barn has 2 horse stalls, water, 2 huge sliding doors, electric and access to both pastures. This barn is approximately 25' wide by 50' long.
|View inside the barn, before cleaning. Old straw was musty!|
|Front barn, great large overhead doors and 2 stall doors to pasture|
The second pole barn is slightly smaller than the main barn and needed lots more repair, the tin replaced on the roof and a major clean out.
|Back barn in poor condition (photo before repairs)|
|Interior view, yikes!|
The transformation of this barn was amazing!
|Barn redone and looks amazing|
We are staying busy rebuilding, painting and planning new projects for our farm. It will take a while to get it the way we want but we feel blessed that we were able to find just what we were looking for.