Restoring a Farm Back to Its Roots – in Rutherford Weekly

New Beginnings Farm was featured in Rutherford Weekly!

A Rutherfordton couple is giving an old farmhouse a new beginning by restoring it to a working farm and event venue.

John and Sheri Crenshaw purchased the Rucker-Biggerstaff House, which was built in 1910, two years ago and have been working to restore the property, now known as New Beginnings Historic Farm. Built by Guilford Nanney – who built the first steps from the parking lot to the top of Chimney Rock – the structure served as not only the private residence for a physician but was also home to his medical office.

Through research Sheri learned that the property was once a working farm, and the couple is working to restore it to its roots as such.

“We’ve always wanted to have something that was self-supporting,” John said. The farm is home not only to the couple and their children, but also George the donkey, goats, rabbits and chickens. Eventually, the couple would like to have goats for milking as well.

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