Friday, January 9, 2015

Exciting News: Farm Hunters, coming soon to a blog near you!

I've been keeping a secret.

Late in 2014, through a series of incredible circumstances, we learned that the small farm that we'd always hoped for might become a reality in 2015. We're SO excited, but there's a long road ahead.

So, as the new year gets under way, we are house shopping. We'll be looking at two very different types of property: small farms (5-12 acres with horse potential) in a higher price range, and city houses (probably fixer-uppers) in a lower price range.

I'm holding out for the right property. Tristan has (hopefully) quite a few years before he's ready to retire, and I am lucky to be in a really fantastic boarding situation. Finding a small house that we can put work into and the re-sell toward a larger farm might be the right solution for us right now. On the other hand, if we find the right land + house now, he could start coming home for part of the year in the next two years.

We'll start very slowly, and I hope to share details here, especially of any potential farms. Obviously for privacy reasons I'll be a little vague, but there's a lot to think about, and I hope - as always - that writing about it will help me work through it.

I'd welcome any input from anyone who's bought a house before - things you wish you'd know, questions you wish you'd asked, so on and so forth. That goes double for anyone who's bought horse property!

So, watch this space. I might start talking about some places very soon.

7 comments:

  1. ahhh super exciting!!! the possibilities are endless - good luck!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congrats! We've done both, bought and reno'd, and bought small acreage, both are fun! We're currently renovating another house, hopefully to help pay for the dream farm :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very exciting! Wish you many good vibes!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's so exciting! I don't have any advice, but I'm wishing you the best of luck!

    ReplyDelete
  5. double check the water supply system. If it is a well source actually pump it out for several hours to make sure there really is water, and then check it the next day! Want to know how I know this??? Saying they have never run out of water is so not good enough. And, get the water quality checked, this is mandatory in some cases but not all. No water with a horse is not to be endured.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for commenting! It's great to hear from you.