When Dwight’s Aunt Marge passed away in 2011, Dwight and Shelly knew they wanted to keep the fields in production and the land in agriculture. The property Aunt Marge affectionately coined “Folk Song Farm” included a large barn that was built by the Mauer family when they settled the land in 1853.
By 2014, The Barn that once stood straight and proud was in ill repair and slumping over. Unable to imagine the property without The Barn his ancestors had dedicated their lives to, Dwight resolved to restore it.
Calling on friends from the Amish community, we – Dwight and Shelly, and our children – started the restoration journey in October of 2014. By November 30, 2017, the project was complete.
For our family, Folk Song Farm isn’t just a place – it’s where heaven touches earth. For seven generations, the Mauer/Mayer family has stored the crops in the barn. They’ve reflected and relied on their relationship with God for strength to raise, train and nourish their families. A lot of hard work, laughter and countless great memories transpired at The Barn.
And now, we are delighted to open up the beauty and the history of The Barn at Folk Song Farm to others who appreciate the splendor, family tradition, commitment to agriculture and education The Barn embodies.
At Folk Song Farm the welcome mat is out to neighbors, community, schools and families … not just for life’s personal celebrations but also for corporate functions and educational opportunities that explore what agri-tourism has to offer.
Romantic. Elegant. Built to last forever.