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Our pole barn house will look similar to this one

Our pole barn house will look similar to this one

Our kitchen with counter tops and cook stove.

This is a storm front that moved over our farm Friday halting work on our house.

cattails on our pond

cattails on our pond

My friend Tom who lives just a few miles from our farm sent me this picture of deer on his place.

My friend Tom who lives just a few miles from our farm sent me this picture of deer on his place.

Beaver on our pond Willows on our farm Winter on the farm wintr on our farm Beaver mound

gravel for our driveway Camping on our farm

Our new widened driveway.

Our new widened driveway.

This is our electric pole with our transformer and 220 box.

This is our electric pole with our transformer and 220 box.

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.

This is a ten point buck I harvested on our farm in 2016

This is a ten point buck I harvested on our farm in 2016

A look at our farm from the west

A look at our farm from the west

Front view of our home

Front view of our home

This is a picture of our new concrete floor in our pole barn. We had to have 3 truck loads of gravel brought in to put in a drive way so the cement truck wouldn't get stuck.

This is a picture of our new concrete floor in our pole barn. We had to have 3 truck loads of gravel brought in to put in a drive way so the cement truck wouldn’t get stuck.

Land pride RCF 2060

Our new mower

View from top of Gander Hill.

View from top of Gander Hill.

The first scoop of dirt from the pond site

The first scoop of dirt from the pond site

Tractor in high weedsFirst Hay Crop Oak tree in tree tube. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is a picture of a old barn along I 80 in Illinois that I have been meaning to take a picture of every time we go to our farm.

This is a picture of a old barn along I 80 in Illinois that I have been meaning to take a picture of every time we go to our farm.

This pasture would have been better if the local wildlife would have let it get established more.

This pasture would have been better if the local wildlife would have let it get established more.

Gander Hill Gander Hill Pond flooded

Our grass seed has started to grow.

Our grass seed has started to grow.

Straw on our grass seed.

Picture of Gander Hill

A veiw of our woods

 

 

 

 
It was hard mowing the rows between the tree tubes because the weeds were so high. 

It was hard mowing the rows between the tree tubes because the weeds were so high.Oak tree emerging from a tree tube.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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8 Responses to Photos

  1. Julia Todhunter says:

    Hi Gordon!
    My name is Julia, I live in Oklahoma on a farm with my daughter. We are considering relocating to another farm and I was particularly interested in the design of the red pole barn house you modeled your home after. It is the one with the windows floor to ceiling on the end and what appears to be a dual fireplace with openings both in and out. I tried to follow the picture out from Pinterest where I found it. I found you and am pleased to hear about your farm adventure. I hope it continues to go your way. Back to my point. I have been strongly considering building a pole barn house. My dream barn is a renovated barn in Virginia, but in Oklahoma we don’t have things that old just sitting around waiting to be made dreamy. We are a young state, so I want to create something along the lines of the old barn style, but do it with a pole barn. Would you please share with me where you found this particular pole barn house – who designed/built it, etc., please? It is so very close to my design, it would be nice to explore the lay out.

    Thank you, and best of luck with your farm!

  2. Tracy says:

    The house you are looking for is listed on a website called HOUZZ. You can use their search engine and look for Thistle House Farm. You will find some additional pictures there. This is also the dream house for my husband and I. Hope this will help you.

  3. Matt Frieda says:

    Gordon, came across your blog and was wondering where you were with the pole barn home. I am considering building a modern version of one here in Salt Lake. My wife and I would like a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home about 3000 to 3500 square feet including a basement. It would be 3 floors with the basement. I really like the pole barn style bc it can be open and have great access to outdoor space. How big will yours be? Anyway have you settled on a floor plan? Would love to see as we are at that stage now. What sites/sources were most helpful for you? hanks and best of luck to you. Looks like a fun project.

  4. Brandon says:

    Hi Gordon,

    Do you happen to have any info on the pole barn home in the first picture? I am looking to build something similar.

    Thanks, Brandon

  5. musicanalyst says:

    Where did you find that red pole barn photo? It is a great inspiration/base as you mentioned. Would love to know where that photo came from.

    Regards,

    Michelle & Eric

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