Well, it’s a done deal! In 2 months we will own this farm house, along with the 40 acres around it. The house is very small so we’ll be looking at putting an addition on it in the very near future. But the property has a lot of exciting benefits too. There is a year-round creek flowing in a gully behind the house. The land is in all hay right now (about 30 acres) and hasn’t been treated chemically in over 10 years. The soil is a well drained silt loam. There’s a very nice, small barn with stalls on the property as well as an older drive-shed. There are many mature fruit and nut trees on the property, which is very exciting. There’s a large English walnut and a heartnut tree in the side yard.
My head is swimming with ideas for this place! 2010 will be a transitional year as we move this summer and I try to put together a cohesive plan for the farm. Finances dictate that I will be working off-farm for some time to come, but there’s a good chance I can work part-time so hopefully by 2011 I’ll be able to get something off the ground. Exciting times!