Self-sufficient Ohio Farmstead – 1911 Farmhouse!

195,000  5 acres  For Sale By Owner 

5 plus acres in rural Southwest Ohio, yet only six miles to the nearest small town. Hayfield is 2.75 acres, new planting of organic alfalfa last fall, has produced over 300 square bales in 2 cuttings so far this season. Off-grid 1,200 watt Solar power, plus a 400 watt wind turbine that augments the electric in the winter time. Right now it runs the power for the travel trailer. The greenhouse is attached to the West wall of the house, with one side facing South. We use it for auxiliary heat through November. It can be heated with 2 crockpots the rest of the time for cold weather veggies. Wood stove and fairly new propane furnace, recently serviced, wth ducts cleaned 3 years ago. Well has a relatively new 110V pump, easily converted to the solar motor of the Simple Pump. Approx. 1,200 sq. ft. farmhouse built in 1911 with a stone and mortar basement, perfect for root cellar. 2 large bedrooms with walk-in closet upstairs, 1 very large bedroom with walk-in closet downstairs. One bath/laundry room downstairs. Large pine-paneled kitchen with propane cookstove, living room is adorned with beautiful barn siding. Floors are plank wood. Front deck and rear screened-in porch with cement patio for cookouts. Septic system was serviced summer of 2015. Old tractor garage has been partially converted to hold a small herd of dairy goats, with fenced pens and pastures. There is a fenced-in chicken coop with several hens and two ducks and another small barn building on the property.

Since goats and chickens produce a lot of manure, the gardens have been coated every year (there is one raised bed, the rest is fenced in) and the field has also been fertilized 3 times. Since being here over 7 years, there has not been one pesticide or herbicide (other than organic and the occasional hornet spray) used on the lawn, the gardens or the field. There are 10 tappable Sugar Maple trees on the property that can produce up to 4 gallons of syrup each year. There is one very old Stanley Plum tree, with a huge crop this summer. There are four more Stanley Plum trees that are 5 years old and just had their first fruits this summer as well. Stanley Plums are delicious and easy to ferment. We have wildcrafted many herbs here: dandelions, catnip, mulberry, violets, milk thistle, blessed thistle, plantain, burdock, nettle, chickweed, purslane and mullein. Ponderosa pine, blue spruce and arbor vitae round out the medicinal plants and trees.