Jan 16, 2010
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.