Well, we did it — we bought a farm and have moved in! I’ll be sharing more over the next months but here’s the basics.
We have 20 acres of land. We set out to find at least 5 acres and we really thought we’d probably end up in the 5 to 10 acre range, but this farm was just so perfect! Now that we have the larger property, I don’t think we would have really been happy with much less. A fair amount of our land is covered in trees. –actually the entire perimeter is wooded which gives us a nice buffer from the surrounding properties and there’s a large grove of oaks in the front.
There are 2 houses on the farm. Since my daughter, son-in-law and grandson came with us this is perfect! They have their house and we have ours. So far this arrangement is working beautifully.
Our house is a classic Victorian farm house. The house was built in 1898 but has been updated over the years with new electric, plumbing, and even central heat and air conditioning. It still retains a lot of the vintage charm — wainscoting, chair rails and beautiful moldings around the windows and doors. Previous residents have used colors and patterns that aren’t to our taste, so we’ll be changing that over the next year or so. We also have 4 barns and multiple fenced pastures. We’ve got our work cut out for us, to say the least!
We’ve got a few animals — I’ll share that with you in a future post.
I must apologize for the length of time that it has taken to get this post out. We moved in over 2 months ago. My only excuse is that starting up a farm is a lot of work and I’ve been very busy with that!