Moving A Farm

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Big changes are in store for us.  We are moving to a new farm within the next 30 days.  We outgrew our current 8 acres long ago and started casually looking for a new place last year.  We weighed the pros and cons of buying land and building versus finding a turnkey operation, opted for the later and started seriously looking.  We had several criteria that had to be met:  a barn, fencing, decent house, at least 20 acres of usable land and within a one hour drive to Jon’s work.  We looked at several prospects, many of which came close to meeting our must-haves.  But when we saw the property we are buying, we knew we had found our new home.

Our animals will be happy grazing the 64 acres we will now have.  There will be room for everybody in the beautiful oak barn.  My photography will be reinspired with the beautifully landscaped grounds and plank board fencing.  And we will be living in a charming farmhouse built in 1900 and completely updated.  We will be living our dream.

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To say we are just a bit excited is an understatement.

I will be posting our progress as we start to transition.  Moving 4 horses, 11 goats, 3 sheep, 11 chickens, 6 barn cats and a dog will not come without some stress, but I can’t wait to get started.

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