About the Farmhouse

1911 American Farmhouse. This is a photo taken in April 2019 before any work had been done.

Prairie Box Farmhouse

To others, simply an American Foursquare. This house was built in 1911 and in one families care for over 100 years. When both parents passed away, none of the kids wanted it. My husband and I walked in and immediately knew this would be our forever home. This would be the place we would raise our kids.

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Land and Barns

Miraculously it came with a garage, a pole barn, and an old dairy barn. Even better, it came with 18 acres. My husband, David, and I wanted at least five, prayed for ten, and bought 18. We are counting our blessings! Though the farm field was rented out, David plans on ripping out the corn and planting hay, to help support the animals we will be getting.

Pond

This biggest thing that scares me isn't even all the work that the house needs. What scares me is the pond that is part of the property. We love country music and after high-profile Granger Smith just had a son, River, pass away at three years old from the property pond - I'm terrified. My goal is to take my one-year old twin boys to swimming lessons. Hopefully that will alleviate my fear that if they do sneak out of the house, they won't drown.

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All the Work...

Did I mention it needs A LOT of work? This farmhouse will be well loved but it will definitely be updated. I believe in following the footsteps of ours and renovating with respect. We will be respectful of the story that came before, trying to restore as close to original as we can. However, we know that to make it functional we will need to add in items that weren't there in 1911 (hello dishwasher).

Follow along on our journey of raising two boys in the farmhouse of our dreams!