The star of this show is definitely the farm. Settled as a homestead in the late 1940’s, the farm we inherited has five outbuildings.
The Farm House
The house was built in 1947 by Wiley Green as a home for his son. Records seem to indicate that Wiley’s son lived in the house for a couple of years before selling to the Sanders family. The house and farm stayed in the Sanders family until we purchased it in 2014.
If I had to describe the house in one word it would be SHIPLAP – original shiplap. A second word would be small. There are no closets in the house, and it has been added on to on at least two occasions. The house is 1350 square feet.
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The Carport – Flower Workshop
The Carport is a cool shed that sits closest to the church.
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The Smoke House
On a good day, close your eyes, and you can smell the smoke from a lifetime of smoking meat. This is one of my favorite buildings and it sits near the back of the house. Made of 6 foot cement walls in the bottom, it is a two story building. We are using the bottom as a root cellar, and as best we can tell the temps stay between 60 and 30, which makes it a great spot for canned goods.
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The Work Shop
A blacksmiths forge and great working table are the heart of the workshop.
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Our favorite spot to gaze upon, even though it is in need of an upgrade. The old pole barn symbolizes harvest, protection and preparation – all key components of this lifestyle.
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The Baptist Church next door