Dream realized: With their three grown girls raising families of their own, Bob and Marian Sleeper have been able to enjoy the pleasures of farm life and still have ample room for their family when they come to visit. Friends love wandering through the nooks and crannies of the large barn. The couple plans to purchase some calves and miniature donkeys to wander the farm. Bob Sleeper has already begun raising chicks that will soon inhabit the coops he's building.
Personal touches: Marian Sleeper has hung several samplers that were stitched by her mother-in-law, cherished pieces that also add to the country ambience. Her stenciling on many of the walls not only brightens the area (like on the rounded walls of the stairwell) but offer a glimpse of folk art decorating. The music stand from an old organ has been affixed to a wooden transom on a dining room door, an example of clever reuse.