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Angie Hong Viewpoint: Historic homes and farms contain secrets--both good and bad

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Part of the fun of owning an old home or farm is uncovering the secrets of its former lives. Whether you find old glass bottles buried in the yard or a piece of remnant prairie in the back 40 that has never been plowed, each new discovery adds detail to the story. Unfortunately, however, old homes can also reveal secrets that threaten our health, such as lead paint, asbestos or abandoned wells.

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