As promised, today I’m back with the final leg of my Stone Hill Farm tour. Although everything at John & Kim’s house is amazing, I feel a little bit like I’ve saved the best for last. You’ll have to let me know if you agree.
Kim and John are blessed to have several outbuildings at Stone Hill Farm including a barn, potting shed, outhouse, grainery and a small creamery that they have turned into the chicken coop.
Let’s start at the chicken coop.
While Debbie and I were there the chickens were out and about. Those darn birds would not hold still for a photo!
Kim says these chickens lay about a dozen eggs a week, and they love corn on the cob which is how she bribed them to come together for a photo.
Kim’s potting shed has to be one of the most darling I’ve seen (the smaller building on the left is the outhouse).
Seriously, could this be any more adorable?
Kim has it set up so perfectly.
The outhouse is a crack up.
It’s big enough to seat three!
There is a pretty little garden between the potting shed and the house that is enclosed by a white picket fence.
John built a pizza oven at one end of the garden and now he and Kim have lots of pizza parties.
They can serve everything up on this outdoor buffet that John built from salvaged barn wood and metal roofing.
Never mind pizza, this looks like the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee to me.
Let’s head out towards that fabulous barn next.
Before we leave John & Kim’s beautiful property, I have one more thing to share with you. It’s out past the barn, and then beyond this fence.
Here they are …
Any guesses at what you’re looking at? Nope, it’s not a maze. John grows hops. He’s also the president of the Hop Growers Association of Minnesota.
To give you a better idea of the height of these hop vines, here’s a photo that includes John. Yep, those babies go way up there.
In addition to the hops, John & Kim also have a vegetable garden, a pumpkin patch, an orchard that has pear, plum, apple and cherry trees and they have some bee hives too.
Are you getting the impression that they like to keep busy?!
Well, this concludes the tour of John & Kim’s home and farm. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have.
Remember, the Barn Chic Vintage sale starts this morning 9 a.m. at 2946 Oakgreen Avenue N in Stillwater (cash and checks only, fyi). The sale runs from Thursday to Saturday 9 – 5 each day, rain or shine (or ridiculous heat and humidity).
If you come home with some fun goodies, I hope you’ll share them in a comment!
On another note, I’m blogging a second home tour over on the Reclaiming Beautiful blog today. It’s another lovely home in Stillwater, but this one belongs to Monique, one of the owners of Reclaiming Beautiful. Her 1892 home is located ‘in town’ rather than out in the country and it has a charm all of it’s own. I hope you’ll pop over there and check out that post too!