When your mind envisions a Driftless Area ‘organic farm’, this property is where dreams meet reality. Located in Richland County on a dead-end road to assure privacy, yet the Township maintains the road nearly to your door!
The property is a homesteader’s delight with 80+/- acres to roam. As per the current owners, the property has been farmed organically for many years producing spinach and asparagus for sale at farmer’s markets and a local co-op. Approximately 16 acres are tillable and currently in grass. A large, established asparagus bed awaits you. About 15 acres are in two fenced pastures. Both have access to water and are perfect for beef cattle, horses, lamas or other livestock.
The hunter and hiker will appreciate the 46+/- acres of wooded land in a mix of hardwoods and white pine. 34 acres of this is enrolled in the Managed Forest Law (MFL Closed) program to help keep taxes low . With rock outcroppings accenting several ridges, the beauty is stunning. Established ATV/ hiking trails lead to grassy fields tucked away in hidden corners of the parcel. These small grasslands would make excellent food plots if tilled and re seeded. Also contributing to the game holding power of this property are catch ponds in two valleys.
As breathtaking as the land is, the gem of the property is a ¾ +/- acre spring fed lake. Set in a park like setting complete with a gazebo, swimming and fishing are just a short walk away. The seller states that the lake is approximately 25 feet deep and has a complete ecosystem of panfish and game fish. With a sand bottom near the gazebo, it is perfect for swimmers of all ages. As a bonus, Miller Branch, a DNR rated Class 2 trout stream, also flows 700+/- feet through the property.
The main home is a 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1910 classic farmhouse with many updates. The open concept main floor is well suited for small or larger groups. A screened front porch is ideal for enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. Upstairs, you will find 2 bedrooms, a den and a bath as well as a finished attic area for extra storage. The main house is augmented by a finished office next door which has a full kitchen, sitting area and bath. This building also has plenty of flex/ storage space. Since the property has fiberoptic high speed internet, this area might be used as a home office, away from the distractions of the main house.
The farm buildings complete the package. A well maintained 1950’s era barn has arch rafters for abundant open storage space. A large door with a drive-up ramp allows easy access to this area and a newer floor and roof protect the stored items. The lower level has multiple stalls for housing livestock. An older 2 car garage will keep your vehicles out of the elements. Lastly, 2 clear plastic hoop buildings are equipped with water and power. The current owners used these green houses for spinach production but they would work well for various plantings or equipment storage.
When you have a property like this, demand will be high so set up your showing today.