When we purchased Belle Oaks, our emphasis was to downsize and finally live on land. In researching and speaking to previous owners, we know that the land was once home to many different kinds of livestock. As we clear the area and look at the big picture, we realize that our dream is to have sustainability. Our goal is to have a permaculture specialist draft a plan so that we can slowly create the perfect habitat.
Our home was built in the mid-1800’s. We love the beautiful hardwoods, the five unique fireplaces, crystal doorknobs, and even the slanted floors! There is so much personality in this house. Previous owners have told us some history about Belle Oaks. Being an amateur genealogist, Jennie enjoys researching what we know and compiling information.
As our children one by one leave for college and we settle into this lifestyle, we are grateful that this is the place that we call our home.