The Main House hiding behind a tractor.
The Main House hiding behind a tractor.
The Main House

aka the marital dwelling (technically the only piece of this empire that I am entitled to at least 50% of should Tim and I develop irreconcilable differences sometime in the future). Built in the 1920's, this is where Ang, Tim, Caelin, Russell, Tobi, and our dog Lizzy spend our time. This building does more than just rejuvinate our spirits, it gives us a meeting room where the family can plot out our lists of things to do each day. This charming home boasts quality wood framing and unique design. The wiring has been updated. Wireless network capabilities exist in the west side of the house but only on newer laptop models. The home is heated by wood furnace or oil furnace (forced air).

The Embassy (not on fire).
The Embassy (not on fire).
The Embassy

This small 'shed' was the original living space for the Sutton's who founded this farm. When Tim and Angela took ownership of the property, this shed contained an old fridge and a small wood stove. Most people did not take notice of the building.

However, in 2006/2007, the Brochet Exchange had outgrown our living room, and Angela spotted an opportunity to upgrade this facility and turn it into a year-round office for the Brochet Exchange. We dubbed the building the Brochet Embassy, and all Brochet rules and laws are enforced within this building.

During the renovations, it became obvious that this unique space would be ideal for the farm operation headquarters. Tim moved his office into the Embassy, freeing up space in the Main House for our growing family.
The complete winterized Guest House
The complete winterized Guest House
The Guest House

This building is another 'shed' that was underutilized. When we first began our renovations, it was full (and I mean full) of old farm junk. We had an expert come and take a look, and he was able to tell us a little bit about what kinds of things had been going on in this building when it was first created.

Some fun things we found were stencils for the different countries that apples and potatoes were shipped to from this farm. Also, there was a sharpening stone, a cream separator, and an enormous wood block for which its purpose is still debated.

It took several summers, two Brochet employees, one Valley Cloth turned Sutton Oak employee, and more money than we intended to spend to turn this into the sweet space it has become.

An extension cord brings power to the building and it is heated with an oil electric space heater. It has a double bed, blanket box, coffee table, desk and chair.
The Coop
The Coop
The Coop

This building likely dates back to the 1950's. It was originally used as a potato grading/storage warehouse. It is a cool building in the summer, and it had a fair amount of metal roller tracks inside and outside the building when Tim first acquired the property. We first cleaned it out for our wedding dance in 2003. It has continued to serve as a rec room/ ping pong tournament facility in various designs. In 2009 we removed the old and crumbling concrete floor and poured a new slab and finished it with a stain and urethane coat done by Chemtech Concrete Solutions. Chris from Atlantic Lighting Studio drew up a new lighting and ceiling fan diagram and Calvin Rogers Electrical did all the work of wiring the building. We brought cables from the house and we are in the process of completing the screen mount and projector mount. This is where New Years party's often take place, whether or not Tim and Ang are home.
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The Boiler Room

Built in 2009/2010, this has the Farm2000 BB254 bale burning unit that we imported from the UK. Capable of outputting 1,000,000 BTU/h, this unit will be the primary heat source for Barn 5. When affordable, we will hook up Barn 4 to the unit as well, and will be burning straw or other crops to heat the barns. In the future, we envision all buildings on the property to be heated with the bale burner. We are also open to renaming the Boiler Room to something else, let us know of your idea.