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The exterior of the barn where Jack and Linda Hardin live. The barn, located northeast of Hartley, was set to be razed before the Hardins purchased it. (Laura Grevas/Daily Globe)

Hartley, Iowa, couple rehabs dilapidated dairy

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HARTLEY, Iowa -- Jack and Linda Hardin's original plan was to downsize.

"Somewhere along the way, the plan went wrong," said Linda.


But as the couple sits at the kitchen table in their barn home, sunlight streaming through the large window that formerly served as a hay mow door, they say they wouldn't change a thing.

"We're just delighted to be here," Linda said.

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