Newly Advertised Property:
29.6 Acres that have been managed organically over the years, home and outbuildings! (Clay, County — NW Iowa)
The home features 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.
It was built in the 1920’s, is very well-built, and has been cared for with longevity in mind for the past 26 years by one owner. The home has many newer updates such as new septic, new furnace, hot water heater, submersible well, roof, wiring, plumbing, updated propane hookups, tilt in double-pane easy-to-clean windows, insulation, and so much more.
There are four outbuildings and one large pole barn. There are new metal roofs on the home and the garage. Other outbuildings have good to excellent roofs.
The pasture has been organically maintained ever since it was founded prior to 1854. Many plants and grasses have been added over the years. There’s a pond and two live springs. It’s surrounded by an excellent woven-wire fence that will keep everything from geese, turkeys, and other large fowl, to sheep, goats, horses, and cattle inside. It has hog tight All metal gates, most with wheels. There’s a pole barn and hydrants, as well. Our hay farmer says 28-acres are fenced.
There is a metal machine shop with cement flooring and drive. It’s in good condition with 220/110 volt outlets. There’s a workbench, cabinets, lots of plugins, and good lighting. There is a new junction box. There’s a built-in 4 hole goat milk station what can easily be removed if needed. (would park 4 large vehicles)
There is a two-car garage with large attic. There’s a new metal roof that was put on in 2016. There’s a slide door as well as a walk-in door. There is, also, a wood stove with new piping that was built in 2017. There are many cabinets and storage areas, a well-lighted workbench, and a large firewood box.
There is an old wash house that is currently used to house quail. This ould easily become a chicken house, brooder house, or even granny cottage. It has a good chimney that needs to be cleaned and re-lined for use. It has electricity and is close to the house. It features a ne roof, new floor, and some insulation and new walls have been started.
The property has a grain bin with a cement floor. It stays very dry. It can be used for grain, or any form of storage.
There is a large pole barn which was rebuilt in 2017. The barn has solid wood sides. Any posts that needed to be replaced were replaced.
The property has many hydrants. One is outside the machine shed; one is in the pasture at the pole barn and one is on the west side of the house for a garden. There is also one near the well on the yard side of the east pasture.
There are mature and young fruit trees and berries. And, there are many edible year-round plants such as asparagus, horseradish, herbs and more. There are three planned mushroom gardens.
There are three 20x20 pens and one 80x40 pen for poultry.
The water is well water. However, city water does run to the driveway if one would want it. There are two wells on the property, one is newer and is the one that is used.
There are two live year-round springs. One holds minnows. These start and end on the property.
Small natural sand pit to the east of the pond.
There is a solid corral with good catch pen. the catch pen has a two horse shelter near a hydrant. The orral can hold the herd and is large enough to also double as a riding arena. *Wheeled metal gates.
The pasture has never had chemicals. It is not certified as “Organic” but it is managed the same way and has been the entire time owner has had the property. Sheep grazing the pasture, over the years, add nitrogen, thereby, creating a thick lush pasture that does not require animals to need hay in the winter if not overgrazed. The pasture has not been mowed in three years, allowing green grass to grow almost year-round.
Deer, wild turkey and other wildlife are abundant.
The property is just four miles from lake Icaria and twenty-one miles from Lake ThreeFires ( a wonderful horse camp and 10 miles of trails). Great fishing and outdoor opportunities at these nearby places!
The driveway connects to a well maintained paved road.
Area schools have both TAG and special needs classes.
The owners are selling due to age. They would be willing to leave new owners some start-up stock such as geese, turkeys, quail, sheep, hair or wool, and goats if they so desire.
Call Jausonne Spencer at 641-322-4802 for any and all info regardling this property.
*Cages, kennels and poultry pens do not stay.