We’re not there yet but today we took the first step. Oh, we have a great life now but forever I’ve been wanting a farm. I wanted a lamb when I was a little girl and my dad always promised that he’d get me one when I got my own place. Any time they come to visit, I hold my breath til they get here and I see that they don’t have a lamb. My dad would do that!
I want a big garden; I want to be able to put up an electric fence to keep the deer out; I want chickens . . I don’t want neighbors! I can have a garden here but how on earth I’d keep the deer out is a mystery. There are all kinds of methods that are supposed to work but nothing seems to work for these hungry pests. I can have chickens but I’d rather have them out in the country.
As of today, our house is for sale! We didn’t officially list it but talked to the realtor and they don’t have a problem showing houses on a “one time” showing. This isn’t a great time to sell a house and we’re not holding our breath waiting for it to sell but you never know til you ask . . so we asked her to sell it and find us some land.
Vince hasn’t always been too keen on farm living. He will probably be more of an enabler than an active participant. But, he made the call to the realtor, without any threats or unreasonable promises on my part. Now I’ll just sit here and wait for the realtor to call. Don’t worry . . I’ll be sewing or knitting while I’m waiting.
My hope is that we can find some land with a spring fed pond and a little farmhouse — something that is small, not fancy but something we could live in while we build. We’ll build our house, then renovate the little farmhouse for either my quilting studio or a guest house.
We know what we want in a house – definitely smaller than we have now, especially if the sewing area is not part of the house; a bigger kitchen with a nice stove . . I have it all planned out.
My luck, we’ll sell this house and not find a farm and then we’ll be up a creek! Oh, well . . we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. Wish us luck!