The door to the kitchen is on the ground level under the porch. There was a fireplace for cooking in the kitchen which is still in place but was redone by a previous owner and is smaller than it was originally.
There are three rooms on the first floor and three bedrooms on the second floor. There is no bathroom. All of the walls are the original horsehair plaster. I'm glad the place fell into the hands of people who had both the interest and money to restore it. They live in their own home just down the road and have this house as a hobby. They use it sort of like a cabin. I wonder what Joseph would say if he saw his house today.
The Saners located the iron fence that had been around the little family cemetery, repaired and powder coated it in their shop, and returned it to its proper spot around the restored family cemetery. Joseph and his son John are both buried here. It is believed Joseph's wife was also buried here but nothing exists to establish the fact.
After we finished touring the house, Don took us into his shed where his collection of John Deere tractors is housed. He has 18 restored tractors, some garden and pedal tractors, a wagon, some plows, a sleigh, and other things. This is where Leroy could not get done looking and talking.
The sleigh was my favorite piece in here.