House Building Update

We got our master bedroom done.

We got our master bedroom done.

I want to get you up to date on our home building progress and I am happy to say we have our master bedroom done. We splurged on a very good king pillow top mattress because after sleeping in our camper on a very thin queen size camper mattress for 7 months it now seems like we are at a resort and we are loving it.dsc00236I am also happy to report we have our refrigerator and kitchen cabinets in and are waiting for our granite counter tops and our cook stove.Our kitchen

We are now cooking in our home instead of having to go out to our camper. The camper is now winterized and we will put it up for sale come spring. We have done enough camping for a life time and at this time don’t plan on camping again anytime soon.

Our Island

The Island took some time to do but we love the way it has turned out. It is basically just a two by four wall with paneling and some pvc trim surrounding 4 cabinets as you can see by the picture below.

The start of our island

We have ordered a new sofa sectional and should be here in about 3 weeks.

We have ordered a new sofa sectional and should be here in about 3 weeks.

We have been enjoying our venison and made some venison liver and onions on our temporary cooking arrangements.

We have been enjoying our venison and made some venison liver and onions on our temporary cooking stove.

This is our first winter here and I think of how blessed we are to see these views everyday.

Winter at Milligan's Gander Hill Farm

These calves got loose from our neighbors pasture to romp free like teenagers. Their mothers were on the other side of the fence keeping an eye on them.

These calves got loose from our neighbors pasture to romp free like teenagers. Their mothers were on the other side of the fence keeping an eye on them.

Well that should do it for now. Next time we should have lots to show you of the finished kitchen and living room, I know we can’t wait for it all to be done. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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About Gordon Milligan

I am a conductor for a commuter railroad in Chicago IL, I have bought a 40 acre farm in South Central Iowa that I plan to retire to in 3 yrs. I want to raise and grow most of my own food using sustainible and organic methods. I have a blog that journals my journey to becoming a farmer.
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18 Responses to House Building Update

  1. Gayle says:

    Wonderful! I’ve followed your journey as we were also once going to build a pole barn home but like you our path changed. We now have an amazing 15 acre farm and every day work to make it our paradise. Nice to see dreams come true!
    Gayle
    Montpelier, Virginia

    • Thanks Gayle it is nice to see dream comes true and it sounds like you know what thats like. Good for you guys, Virginia is a very beautiful state as well. Hope your New Year is just as good.

  2. Scott says:

    Looking good!

  3. Allan Brown says:

    Your farm and house look incredible. Congratulations

  4. langela1 says:

    I can almost hear you guys exhale as you get closer to being finished. Your new bedroom looks so calming and comfy. And nothing like cooking in an open kitchen after such a small one! Looks great!!

  5. Lisa says:

    Other than the liver and onions, it’s wonderful!!! Merry Christmas

  6. I hear ya Lisa, growing up I never liked liver and onions so I thought I would save the liver of this last deer to give them a try again. I have got to be honest I am still not a fan. Thanks for commenting and take care.

  7. Tony says:

    Looks amazing, southeast iowa here

  8. It’s SO lovely, Gordon! You’re making such amazing progress. It’s exciting to think that you’ll actually have your first Christmas on your farm! May I say, the photo of the calves racing across your pasture is just perfect–makes it a “real” farm! Can’t you just see them as shaggy Highland calves? šŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

  9. rumphryes@wi.rr.com says:

    Your home is looking beautiful. Our addition is coming along. The dry wall is up and sanded and ready for paint.

  10. jack says:

    How fun, love the views. Good job on everything. Thirsting for more pictures!

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