After months of work preparing Rocking Horse Farm, the first residential home officially broke ground on Oct. 28, 2015. The Schulz family – Dan and Nicole, along with twin 6-year-old daughters Harper and Kelsy, and 2-year-old Evelyn – were on hand recently to commemorate the event.
Park Co. Realtor Jenny Schuster broke ground utilizing the 1941 Ford 9N tractor, which is owned by Rocking Horse Farm developer Ken Promersberger. It’s identical to the tractor Ken’s father, Bill, drove on the family farm in Littlefork, Minn.
A native of Minot, N.D., Dan has lived in Fargo since 2001. He’s fulltime in the Air National Guard, while wife Nicole is a nurse at Essentia Health. The convenient location of Rocking Horse Farm off 52nd Avenue South and Veterans Boulevard was the first thing that caught their attention.
“We didn’t want to be so far south that we felt like we were out of town, and the access there was perfect,” Dan said. “Then what really drew us in was talking to the developers and getting an idea of what Rocking Horse Farm was all about.”
The small-town feeling inside Fargo was too much to pass up. The Schulz family was hooked, and knew this was where they wanted to raise a family. The house is slated to be finished sometime in the spring of 2016.
“We can’t wait,” Dan said.