Almost exactly two years ago we closed on The Place. I've really enjoyed the land and the rehab of the old cabin, but its location isn't very convenient at a little over an hour away. We knew we'd never be able to build there and, ultimately, the plan was to be able to walk out the back door and spend some time in the woods. We signed the contract to purchase this afternoon, so the new place isn't ours yet and there is always the possibility that something will fall through, so this might be a little premature. It's more money than we want to spend, but we've been looking at every property that came for sale along the current hour plus commute I've taken for about 4 years and this clicked all the boxes but price. And, as someone wise once said, "nice things cost money" which might not be 100% true, but seems to be a good rule of thumb. It's 47 acres, about 14 of it tillable, half pasture and half woods, with a small creek running through the middle. The old homestead has a house (in poor shape), equipment shed (in good shape), small grain silo (good shape), barn (very poor shape), small outbuilding (poor shape), deep well (good shape) electricity (good) and some beautiful trees. The old farmhouse is just too far gone to rehab, although we considered it. It's not been lived in for more than a year, has had wildlife and cattle walking through it, and doesn't have a good roof. We'd pour a lot of time and effort and money and still wouldn't get what we want. So Momio is looking through house plans and we'll eventually start looking for a contractor. One VERY cool feature is that it comes with a 19th century log cabin, cleverly disguised with steel siding. I very much want to restore it and will start studying all I can about how to go about doing just that. Who knows? Maybe there will come a time when I'll ask some folks on this forum for assistance. The log cabin (and root cellar) The photo is crooked, not the cabin, which is remarkably straight: fence by the farmhouse Bottom land along the creek Equipment shed. Well, half of it. The tractor doesn't come with the land, unfortunately. More to come when slow-as-molasses Photobucket finally loads (that site is quickly becoming more trouble than it's worth, but I can't figure out how to post from Flicker yet).