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Eliz~
Farmgirl in Training

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Elizabeth
Saint Cloud MN
USA
47 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2018 :  11:29:05 AM  Show Profile  Send Eliz~ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote


It took a long time to get to this point! But we did it!
Above is now, below is the year 2001 after we cleared the land of all garbage/buildings and built our Lodge/garage.



Joyfully, Eliz~

Edited by - Eliz~ on Sep 03 2018 11:30:38 AM

firecatinc
True Blue Farmgirl

1243 Posts

Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
1243 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2018 :  11:57:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the color.

Nora
Farmgirl Sister #7131
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2017
http://firecatinc.wordpress.com
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Eliz~
Farmgirl in Training

47 Posts

Elizabeth
Saint Cloud MN
USA
47 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2018 :  12:21:25 PM  Show Profile  Send Eliz~ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Since I don't have a barn ;o) I knew the building had to be "red"!!

Joyfully, Eliz~
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

1140 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2018 :  06:09:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This looks so peaceful and inviting. I love the red color also. Makes me want to be there and relax awhile. No wonder you love it!

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7490 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7490 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2018 :  07:49:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful spot, Elizabeth!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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Eliz~
Farmgirl in Training

47 Posts

Elizabeth
Saint Cloud MN
USA
47 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2018 :  09:18:51 AM  Show Profile  Send Eliz~ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank You Barbara and Denise! I thank God for it! I'm leaving it to my youngest son and the 2 Granddaughters I've raised since birth. They are 14, 15, and 16 now. Its all paid for and the taxes are cheap. I told them when we die, sell the old house in the city (it needs too many updates/repairs) but keep this if you can!!

Joyfully, Eliz~
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MBurns
True Blue Farmgirl

1145 Posts

Marlene
Swisher IA
USA
1145 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2018 :  4:33:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this looks interesting. we have an acreage and thought about putting an apartment in a garage. we have a 5th wheel we travel in and live in a mobile home on the acreage. did you build this yourself? we also have a large garage on the acreage.

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4875 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4875 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2018 :  5:08:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a perfect summer farm!! I love the location and there is nothing better than a red Farmhouse! I bet you enjoy your time here very much and it will be a wonderful inheritance for your children too. Thanks for sharing the photos with us!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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Eliz~
Farmgirl in Training

47 Posts

Elizabeth
Saint Cloud MN
USA
47 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2018 :  5:08:26 PM  Show Profile  Send Eliz~ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
No we contracted a cheap garage company. They built the shell.


They also put the unfinished stud wall in the middle for us. So the garage side is 30' x 30' and the Lodge side is the same size.


Above is the stud wall between as the boys play on the unfinished Lodge side and the other side is garage.


Above Lodge inside finished. We hired carpenters. We also re-sided it and my Son in Love built my shutters!

I have more photos of finishing it off on the inside on one of my blogs here-
http://uncontainablejoy.blogspot.com/2017/06/our-lord-takes-care-of-everything.html
Of course we are still tweaking everything each summer! :o)

Joyfully, Eliz~

Edited by - Eliz~ on Sep 04 2018 5:10:42 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14088 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14088 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2018 :  5:09:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eliz,, simply,,, Awesome!


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Eliz~
Farmgirl in Training

47 Posts

Elizabeth
Saint Cloud MN
USA
47 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2018 :  5:13:24 PM  Show Profile  Send Eliz~ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank You Grace! I have a Grace, she's 28. :o)

Joyfully, Eliz~
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Eliz~
Farmgirl in Training

47 Posts

Elizabeth
Saint Cloud MN
USA
47 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2018 :  5:15:06 PM  Show Profile  Send Eliz~ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank You Winnie! And Marlene the photos were in answer to you :o) Thank You Marlene!

Joyfully, Eliz~
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1380 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1380 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2018 :  05:56:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice summer home! How many acres do you have?

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
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Eliz~
Farmgirl in Training

47 Posts

Elizabeth
Saint Cloud MN
USA
47 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2018 :  11:23:53 AM  Show Profile  Send Eliz~ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Audra Rose!
We have 19.25 :o) Very wet, and sparse for tilling/hay. Used to be a lot of animals here years ago. We are on the edge of the next County called Aitkin County which we call "bog" County! I love it all.
In the 1800's they donated the .75 of an acre for a church to build. The church sold it and built 8 miles down the road- the nearest City.

Joyfully, Eliz~

Edited by - Eliz~ on Sep 05 2018 11:24:34 AM
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MBurns
True Blue Farmgirl

1145 Posts

Marlene
Swisher IA
USA
1145 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2018 :  12:15:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for answering. Love the lodge /garage. Love your blog . Enjoyed the photos. Very unique. The 10 acres we have are the home stead of my parents farm.

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Eliz~
Farmgirl in Training

47 Posts

Elizabeth
Saint Cloud MN
USA
47 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2018 :  1:22:51 PM  Show Profile  Send Eliz~ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
oooh! I see you are in IA Marlene!! Hello neighbor! How wonderful to have property from your parents homestead! My parents were city folk who loved the lakes here. But my mother's parents were from far northern MN and the Canada/MN border. I think I inherited their love of living in the woods!! The lakes are nice, but I love land!

Joyfully, Eliz~
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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

2673 Posts

Judy
KY
USA
2673 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2018 :  3:20:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Elizabeth I love the before and after...I especially love your huge yard!!! I so enjoy reading about where everyone lives and their surrounding areas...

Hugs!

Judy

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

Farm Girl #5440
Farm Girl of The Month September 2013
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Eliz~
Farmgirl in Training

47 Posts

Elizabeth
Saint Cloud MN
USA
47 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2018 :  4:14:39 PM  Show Profile  Send Eliz~ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Judy! We love the yard and the pines. We have a path in the back that leads through the old horse pasture- now grown over. We can go straight back to our neighbors land behind us and then on the right side of our neighbor and us, is another neighbors 80 acres with this view-


A lot of wildlife goes back there! Always something to see!

Joyfully, Eliz~
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2473 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2473 Posts

Posted - Sep 13 2018 :  7:20:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You have worked miracles! So glad you have the farm.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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Eliz~
Farmgirl in Training

47 Posts

Elizabeth
Saint Cloud MN
USA
47 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2018 :  9:04:35 PM  Show Profile  Send Eliz~ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank You Bonnie! :o)

Joyfully, Eliz~
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