The farm began life after my wife and I were married on October 23rd, 2000. It is funny how two people can have so much in common and yet never no each other. In our case my wife and I were both born and raised in the same area. My wife living in Ringoes and myself in Raritan Township. Both towns are only ten miles apart, and it was during a time when Hunterdon county still did not have a large population. In fact I can remember well how my neighbors used to be cows and everybody seemed to take a day or two off school to bale hay or go deer hunting. We both attended Hunterdon Central High School for 4 years, knew some of the same friends and yet neither of ever heard of each other. Joyc's faimly were the Pietruchas, were she had three brothers and three sisters. I was the youngest of the Kohanski's and neither my two sisters nor my brother could re-call Joyces name. As fate would have it, one day I offered to help a friend of mine work on stock car which was keeping in an old farm barn. This was when I met Joyce, and after that first momment knew that this was the woman I wanted to Marry. And so I did.
When the subject of where we wanted to live came up, Joyce told me it was always her dream to stay on the old family farm. At this suggestion I coughed hard and looked at her like she had three heads. The farm had not been worked in over 20 years and also had been neglected. The house alone was built in the 1860's, when plumbing was an afterthought and the wireing was done by Tom Edison. However growing up on a small gentalman farm myself, with a father who taught me how to fix anything, I caved in and said OK. It was at this moment that stock in Home Depot went up (People in the store ask me where things are and I can actually tell them).
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