A Homestead in Southwest Michigan


In late 2012, my husband and I bought an old farmhouse on 5-1/2 acres in Southwest Michigan. It had recently been through two foreclosures, had broken water pipes, a defunct furnace and a leaky roof. As with most structures built in 1880, even though it was in disrepair, it was a solid house with a fieldstone basement, plaster interior walls and a fireplace. We have lovingly replaced the infrastructure, gutted and rebuilt a few of the rooms, and painted the rest. The land has a creek, a few acres of hardwoods and plenty of room for one or two high tunnels, fruit trees, a vegetable garden and livestock. This web site will contain stories of our adventures as we re-establish the active farm on this homestead.

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