In the Summer of 2010, Lars was half way through an apprenticeship on an organic/natural livestock farm near Berryville, Virginia. By this time he had fallen in love with agriculture. Knowing he had but one option, to try and start his own farm, he approached his ever supportive parents and after much deliberation and property hunting, they settled on an abandon property in their home county of Jefferson outside of Shepherdstown, WV.
Over the next two years, the house, barns, and land itself would undergo some MAJOR changes. The original farm house still stands. It was originally a story and a half, one room log cabin built in the mid-1800s probably as a tenant house for a larger farm. Over the years more was added to the house until about the 1920s. It was lived in and the land was worked until the 1990s. The house had sat vacant for about a decade before the Prillamans bought it and so water damaged floors, deteriorating wall-paper, and collapsing chimneys would need to be removed or replaced. Electric would have to be rewired, new waterlines dug, even some new roofing. It has been a pretty massive overhaul.