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Feels like home at Cedar Creek

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By Vanessa Hurst

When Steve and Sheila Haselwood set out to preserve the family farm they not only wanted keep the farm running, they couldn’t stand to see the house that Steve grew up in sit vacant or be torn down. So they set out to give the farm and house new life.

“My husband has lived here his entire life,” said Sheila Haselwood, “Fifteen years ago his parents moved to town and the house was left vacant.”

Sheila said Steve always loved the farm and they really didn’t want to see it split up like a lot of old farms have been.

“This past year we were able to buy it, but we wanted to make use of the house too; tearing it down was not an option,” Shelia said.

Instead, the couple used both of their talents to breathe life into the old home.

“My love is decorating and his love is farming, we thought we’d combine it. So we raise cattle on the farm and I have the country store.” Haselwood said.

Sheila, along with daughter Ali Loyall, work to make you feel completely at home when you walk in the door at the store.

“We try to make you feel comfortable when you come in,” said Haselwood, “We want people to feel at home when they are shopping and picture what items might look like in their own home.”

Cedar Creek Farm offers everything from antiques, floral, candles, architectural pieces, rustic items and garden flags as well as Kentucky Proud products including salsas, dips and jellies. More than a gift shop, the Haselwoods want coming to Cedar Creek Farm to be a memorable experience.

“This is something for people to get out of town and experience the country,” Haselwood said, “We have cattle grazing out front and we’re getting ready to put goats and sheep and some chickens out back, but we do this mostly for our grandson Tucker. He loves being on the farm and loves the cattle. He is the fourth generation on this farm.”

Cedar Creek will reopen April 2 and will be open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. They are located at 1298 North L & N Turnpike in Hodgenville. You can contact them by calling 270-723-1052 or 270-763-7583. you can also find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Cedar-Creek.