Photos of my farm in Blue Rock, Ohio

I picked it up cheaply in an economically depressed area, but it needed a lot of work!  I acted as both the architect and general contractor on my farm house rehab.  I have a real passion for fixing up old houses, and am drawn like a moth to flame.  I am only "in remission" currently due to lack of funds!

It was strangely liberating to rehab a building with no redeeming architectural features!  I had no qualms about changing the fa?de or floor plan:

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Photos of my barns-- 

The farm did not have an adequate water supply until I put in a big cistern that is fed from the barn roof.  Interestingly enough, when I had the water tested, the cistern water was better quality on all counts than my well water, and my well water tested superior in most respects to city tap water.   Developing water was a major expense.

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I have since moved my Amish shoeing stock into the heated workshop.

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One pond under construction--current excavation projects.
(The small silver object on the far shore is an 18' aluminum canoe.)


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