In the mid-2000s Phil Liske of Preston sought to diversify his personal business portfolio. He had a successful hay-hauling company, and his wife, Vickie, was a hairdresser. But Phil wanted something sustainable that would fulfill his lifelong dream of owning a farm like the one his grandparents owned in Connecticut when he was a boy. His entire adult life, Liske held onto memories of the old farm: long-running stone fences, bubbling streams that tripped over rocks, and lives
Renovating a home is like living in the wild — you do whatever it takes to survive! In the hilarious 1986 comedy “The Money Pit,” Tom Hanks and Shelley Long encounter a series of disasters when they naively attempt to renovate a mansion. They were completely unprepared for the cost and stress involved because of unexpected problems that emerged. Jane Keller and Gordon Bjorkman faced some of these same challenges when they purchased Granny Branch Farm near Church Hill in 2005.