New poured concrete sections replace crumbling portions of the foundation.
Wells often go deep in this semi-arid region.
With a new roof, new porches and a coat of primer, the farmhouse looks more respectable.

The Farmhouse Comes Back to Life

With the new foundation in place and the rot excised from the back of the building, the farmhouse began to come together. The wrap-around porches were rebuilt to match the original design, as shown in an 1887 photograph of the farmhouse.
The existing well was a fine water source, critical in a dry area like this. But it was a major effort to bring the well up to modern standards. Then we installed a new septic system and added retaining walls and other hardscaping. And we put in a shop for John!
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