farm in mist If only his grandparents could see him now.

Chandler Nunnikhoven has bought back their beloved Iowa farmstead after it slipped out of the family hands in the 1990’s when the elderly couple reached their 80’s and could no longer handle the upkeep.

After a century under the same lineage of farmers, the three barns fell into even more disrepair under the new owners.

Now, 147 years after the farm’s original horse barn was hand-hewn by the Loynachans using nearby American elms, the 24-year-old seized a second chance on behalf of his family.

Chandler purchased the property and hired Amish barn builders to help him restore the farm’s historical heritage.

(READ the original story in the Des Moines Register and READ the update this week about how the barn renovations)

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