Jan 16, 2010

Dream coming true!...It'd Hard to believe it!

Well, sometime ago, around 3 years my husband and I decided to approach the man who owned the farm bedise us to see if he was willing to sell.  There had been talk in the area that he was going to sell it and someone wanted to put a subdivision in.  We were mortified about a subdivision and would sell and move where we didn't have to deal with lots of people around us.  So we asked and he and my husband drew up and agreement.  We would make a payment each month to him and upon maturation of the terms set aside the deed would be ours.  This had been the gentlemans inhartience and he was not comfortable letting it switch hands until the passing of his grandmother.  She was allowing a cattle farmer to lease it and he would continue it until her passing.  So we were not aloud to do anything with or on the property until then.  So we watch and wait.  Over the Christmas holiday the dear lady passed away.  We were contacted by the gentlemen a week ago and so the papers are signed all we are waiting on is the closing with the bank and the deal is done.  My husband is like a kid in a candy shop.  Today we are going to walk the propery and see where we will begin the clean up.  The boys said "the first thing we needed to do was put up a new fence,"  when asked why their reply was "we need to move our cows over there."  Very practical I must say but, we have two cows and this is a 30 acer farm.  My husband wants to clean the area where the pond is and clean the pond out first so that he can fish anytime he wants.  It connects to out backyard and he will be there all of the time no matter what the temperature is.  (The boys had not thought of that.)  I want to see what part will be best suited for hay and pasture and then decide how we will set it up for rotational grazing.  I will be able to run more sheep and this will be nice as I will not spend all summer with ewes running me over at the barn and less flies around the house.  Needless to say we have our work cut out for us but that is fine as we are looking at this being a production for our retirement.  I will take some pictures today and post them later.Off to get thehouse work done.


ga.farmwoman said...

Congratulations! I know it is exciting.

On the nest boxes, we don't have any bantam boxes right now. I am trying to talk my husband into building more.
We do have plenty of all the regular sizes.
On the geese, I do know from experience that the geese are much nicer if you raise them from babies. The older ones are a bit grouchy. We have Embden geese now. Only 2 out of 5 left.
So far they are very good geese to have

Good luck on the land and thanks for the visit and comment.

Hilary said...

Land to spare is a wonderful thing.
I do have ideas what you should do to get weaving...but I couldn't find your email address.
Email me, ragrugs@crazyasaloom.com

Nancy M. said...

That is so awesome! I would love to be able to buy the land beside ours like that. Congratulations!

crochet lady said...

How wonderful! We have had to deal with some sad times selling off the pieces of the original farm land my husbands family farmed. We own only 13 acres, some is still rented and farmed but much has been sold to provide for some long term health care in the family.

I wish we could have kept it all. So nice that you will have a bigger piece of land.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Congratulations! I know how you feel......felt the same when our place finally got through closing...Enjoy the process of the work you do! Can't wait to see all that you do. blessings,Kathleen

Chicken Boys said...

*Sigh!* Good for you guys. May we find the same fortune down the road some day! Enjoy the land!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, that's wonderful Amy! I know you are relieved to know nothing can come in behind you now. How is the barn coming along? I can't wait to see it!

Sharon said...

That is wonderful for you. I know how you feel about not having someone come in behind you and do whatever.
Can't wait for some photos.
God Bless

Lea said...

I'm sooo excited for you... MORE LAND? WHAT A BLESSING! I couldn't be happier for you!!!!!!!!!