Historic Slow Poke Farm
Here's a little information on the Historic Slow Poke Farm. The farm is located on Highway 480 in Bullitt County, Kentucky, just nine miles east of Interstate 65. The farm has caught the eye of many passersby, but few know of its history.
The farm has been in our family since 1816. Rumor has it that Jesse James' notorious brother, Frank, traveled across the Farm many years ago.
The current residents, Hill and Anna Bleemel, and Anna's mother, Mamie Ash, compose the third and fourth generations to occupy the farmhouse. Our children, who have helped restore the farm to what it is today, will be the fifth generation to reside there.
There are 218 acres surrounding the historic home and buildings, The front part of the house is made of logs. Located in the nearby alfalfa field is the family graveyard. The graveyard can be viewed from the patio or it is a short stroll from the home.
We are proud of the many generations of our family that have been involved in agriculture. We raise beef cattle, corn, tobacco, soybeans, and alfalfa. We grow our own feed for the livestock and sell hay, fresh produce in season, and country brown eggs. The hen house is our latest addition to the outbuildings. It is made of old barn wood and is home to 35 hens.
The antique shop, "Antiques and Such", is located at the back door of the original farmhouse. It was once used as a smokehouse. Antiques and crafts are taken on consignment and the shop is home to many unique treasures, such as container gardens, embroidered items, glassware and Kentucky crafts. The antique shop will be open during seminars and daily by chance. You may want to call first.
Historic Slow Poke Farm welcomes garden clubs, bus tours, church groups, women's clubs, bridal and baby showers, children's tea parties, and other special events.
Here at the farm we have chosen to enjoy what nature brings, be it an explosion of tulips in the spring, ripening vegetables in the summer, drifts of leaves from the sugar maples when frost fells the last flowers, or snow setting like powered sugar in the winter.