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Farm Name: Red Barn Farm

Year Farm Established: 2012

Years I’ve been farming: 2 years

Animals I raise: We've just added 6 chickens

Crops I grow: just a large garden with tomatoes, yellow and green onions, broccoli, lettuce, green beans, strawberries, cucumber, watermelon, pumpkins, and decorative gourds.
We have also planted apple, peach, and cherry trees and hope to add pear trees to our new orchard.


Hobbies I enjoy: gardening, photography, scrapbooking, home remodel and DIY projects, camping, and travel

Club/Associations memberships: IL Farm Bureau

The proudest moment on my farm: We bought this old homestead in summer 2012 with a fixer 2 story brick, greek revival farmhouse. The bricks were handmade and fired in a nearby field. I married my high school sweetheart and I can remember when we would drive past this place and I dreamed of living here.
Notes on the barn: The 2 story barn is indeed very neat. It is around 80 years old. previous owners steel sided over original wood and windows. The sliding doors open on both sides (note the light shining through from back side, you can drive thru it). The upper hay loft is huge and is complete with the pulley system that the kids now use as a rope swing :)


Pets: 2 barn cats: Jewel, and DesiLu
2 Labradors: Winston and Callaloo
Chickens added spring 2014




Farm Blog
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  In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM  
  Awesome barn!

alana, Norton, NB.

10/02/2013 03:18.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Love the barn. Great picture.

Come visit me, TLM Hillside Farm.

08/10/2013 07:49.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Truly beautiful bar, you would never get me in the house.

Come visit me, Light of the Moon Farm.

07/29/2013 05:22.13 AM Report This Comment  
  I agree with Animal Place. I've never seen such a nice barn. You'll have to tell us about it and what animals you plan on raising.

Come visit me, La Ferme Sabloneuse (Sandy Farm).

07/21/2013 02:29.00 PM Report This Comment  
  What a beautiful barn!

Come visit me, Animal Place.

07/19/2013 07:07.21 AM Report This Comment  

 



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