For those of you who are just now following this, we are trying to sell our current farm and we are in the process of looking for a farm with more pasture land. It had taken over a year of looking to find our first place and I thought we might have to look a long while before we found something we both liked, but on the second farm we looked at it was love at first sight.
My heart had not gone pitter-patter like this since the first time I had seen my wife Niki. This farm had all we were looking for. It had the location, and was only about 3 miles from our current farm as the crow flies. It had the barns, fencing, ponds, headgate and water tanks were already set up and was being used for cattle. It had the mature trees and good timber for hunting. It had a house that my wife liked with a new septic system. It had a big round roof metal shed that could be used for a calving shed or a hog barn.
It even had a good-sized chicken coop with nesting boxes already in place.
The property had rural water and well water that you could use for the animals and a garden. It even had a big metal pole barn for our tractor and other toys we hope to someday get.
This was a 160 acre farm that was 100,000.00 over our budget. I asked the realtor why he was showing us this one and he said his cousin owns it and he might subdivide it in half and we could put an offer on the 80 acres with the house and barns. I told him to make it happen and was hoping he could. Sadly they got an offer on the whole 160 acres that knocked our offer off the table, so we are back to square one. We could have bought this farm for 2,500.00 per acre if we bought the whole farm.
We are still looking for that perfect place and have less than 3 years to find one. I will keep you all up to date on our continued search. Until then, enjoy more pictures of this farm.