Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our new homestead, purchased Oct.1, 2009

After looking at property for about 6 months, we found what we were looking for. It is part of a larger parcel that has been in the family of James Hickerson for 5 generations. In fact, we are the first Europeans to have ever bought the property. It is 94 acres, mostly wooded and hilly with a mix of hickory, walnut, cedar, poplar and many other species. It is at the headwaters of Hurricane Creek, which pours out of a huge cave on the property, crystal clear water at 57 degrees F year around. Inside the cave is a lake that is large enough to raft in. Hurricane Creek runs for about 1/2 mile through the property. About 14 acres have been kept in pasture and have been farmed in the past. An old house, which was originally built as a church, then later served as a school, sits just down the hill from the cave. It is approximately 100 years old. We are now in the process of renovating the old church.

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