Monday, May 19, 2014

Verde Heights For Sale


 Beautiful Verde Heights is on the market as of Monday May 19, 2014. Verde is 11.36 acres of beautiful evergreen (Verde) trees and lush grounds filled with local history. The property belonged to Mr. Azel Meadows who donated the land for Meadows Elementary and owned land all around the Cabell County area. He built the beautiful property around 1916 for his family.




The rose garden was designed for his bride by a landscaper in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Much effort has been put into restoring the gardens to their former beauty by adding period perennials and taming some originals that still grow after all these years.



Early Spring
Roses in Bloom
The Garden Entrance

The estate is approximately 5000 square feet and has been lovingly restored with original hard wood floors and built-ins made from trees that stood on the property. The holidays are special at Verde and celebrations can accommodate intimate to large gatherings (holiday photos included).

Chef’s Kitchen


The Parlor


Holiday Warmth


The Gathering Room at Christmas
Toile Dining Room
Buffet built in from original hardwoods on property


The Library
Beautiful Reading Room
Master Bathroom by Woody’s
Family Room/Den with unique tin ceilings


The pool is the original pool, one of the first in-ground in the region and fully restored with large deck and fire pit for cool evenings. It is in the perfect spot for all day sunshine and warmed waters.

The Pool

Pool View from Guest Cottage
The old barn has been restored with new metal roof, windows and clapboard siding. If you want to add an animal or two, there is plenty of room.


The potting shed is ready to start your spring seeds, pour through gardening catalogs or just have a cup of tea.


The guest cottage is a perfect mother-in-law suite or rental for a medical student






The landscaping by Hillcrest includes a koi pond with professional lighting to enjoy all evening long.



The property is a must see. Less than 10 minutes to Huntington and Barboursville. Conveniently located to the YMCA Kennedy Center and Big Ben Bowen exchange. This blog is full of historical information on the property as well. If we’ve piqued your interest, please contact Todd Nelson of Old Colony Realtors of Huntington at 304-733-7158 to schedule a private showing. Listing price-$699,900.00 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Verde Farm Happenings

Hi farm friends,

I know all of you are getting ready for the holidays. It’s such a wonderful time and a busy time as well. We are in the middle of so many changes here at Verde Farm. We are preparing to sell our beloved home and small acreage to move to a farm out in the country.

We are only moving about twenty minutes away but the change is going to be a big one for us. We’ve been blessed to find a pristine, emerald two hundred acre haven. A charming 1872 farm house sits on the property and we are in the process of painting and freshening it up a bit. The pasture, grass and fresh water brook running through it will be the new home to all our Verde Farm critters.

We are thinking we will be “Verde Farm at the Old Pinkerman Place.” The Pinkerman’s were one-time owners of the farm and part of its history. Have you ever moved a farm and if so, did you keep the name or create a new name?

A “verde” watering hole at the Pinkerman Place
Nature’s Water Slide 
In addition to all this, we have added two new piggies to our kunekune herd. Oliver and Oleander came to live with us about a week ago. We are really pleased with these two. Oliver is cream and Oley (short for Oleander) is ginger and black. Both are double wattled and will be part of our breeding program in the future.
Oleander and Oliver

Farmer, Me, Oliver and Oleander
Pansy and Porter are doing great and we are expecting a new litter later this month. If you are interested in adding one of these precious pigs to your farm or home, please contact us about making a deposit to hold your pig.

On another note, so many of you reach out to us about booking the farm for events and weddings and we are so grateful for your interest. Due to the move, we are not booking any further events at the current farm. We are still contemplating hosting weddings at the Old Pinkerman Place but that has not been decided just yet.

We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and will keep you posted on future farm happenings as we welcome our new piglets and make our official move.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Baughman-Walters Wedding


Hi farm friends, we are happy to share some beautiful photos from a recent wedding at Verde Farm. Kyle and Emily are the beautifully, unique couple and their ceremony was perfect in every way.


Their colors were white, beige and wonderful touches of red.



A bride and groom enjoying their big day, laughing and singing along the way.


The gardens were all decked out and wedding day ready.


Zephyr, our peacock was all decked out...


This bunch played in the mud and mommy wouldn’t let them attend...


Congratulation to Kyle and Emily Baughman. Thank you for letting Verde Farm be a special part of your big day.




Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spring 2012 Kunekune Piglets


Hi Farm Friends, we are so excited to announce that our spring litter of Kunekune piglets are almost ready to go to their forever home. We have five gilts and two boars, all double wattled and unique coloring. All seven piglets are strong breeding quality. Kunekune conformation is spectacular with round heads, flat faces and of course the most spectacular personalities you could ever ask for.


To reserve your piglet, we accept $250.00 deposits and can also ship for an added fee. Feel free to call to discuss the right piglet for you.