One of the farms we looked to buy was a 80 acre farm in Wayne County Iowa. Wayne County is the next county south of our current farm down by the Missouri border. On paper this farm had everything we were looking for. House, Barn, pond, timber and lots of pasture ground, it was a good small cattle operation. The farms all around this farm were very nice and well taken care of and you could tell the people who owned them had some money. The pastures had spring fed pond, and another pond for the back 40 acres so water for the cattle was there.
The land was exactly what we were looking for with pasture, and possible hay ground, with a water sources for the cattle and hunting on the land.
What we didn’t like about this farm was its location. The nearest town with a grocery store was about 30 miles away. This farm was truly out in the middle of nowhere, it felt to isolated. We would like some place that is with in an hour of a fairly large city.My wife didn’t like the house, it needed a ton of work, so for her that was the deal breaker. This whole farm had seen better days, the really big tun off for us was all the junk lying around. The barnyard had tons of junk like old motors, tire, metal tanks. It would take days to clear out all the stuff from the place. Even the barns were full of junk that we would have to remove from the property.
Nothing turns us off more than seeing junk lying around, sadly this was the second farm we had seen that had lots of junk. Price tag for this farm was 280,000.00, this one was not for us. Stay tuned for our next post, the farm we look at next, we really like and am now trying to work out a deal.
More pictures below of this farm.