Happy New Year, everyone.
Jan. 2 is always a special day for us. Three years ago today, we finally found our farm.
It took us a long time to find our perfect farm. The search started about a year and a half before our forever farm even came up for sale.
I still remember the very first property we saw. Want to see it?
Ummm… yeah… it didn’t look like that when we saw it.
At the start of our farm search, we were looking for an empty piece of property. Our plan was to build our own house from scratch.
So when we went and looked at this farm, it was a rocky cow pasture. There were no buildings, there was little grass. As we stumbled through the rough field, I realized that building from scratch was going to be a lot of work. We’d have to put in a driveway and a well and hydro and never mind actually building the house!
Well, two years after we passed on the cow paddies, someone else built their dream home. I can’t say that this is anywhere close to my dream home, but I do have to give them a bit of credit. They built the barn first.
(And for scale, that’s a full-size barn behind the trees to the right of the house. This place is massive.)
Because our search went on for so long, we saw a lot of properties. Since we looked at them, a lot of them have gone through renovations or even complete rebuilds. It’s kind of neat to retrace our steps sometimes and see what people have done to build their own forever homes. Fortunately, we’ve found our own forever farm, and it’s so nice to start another year here.
Have you gone through a long real estate search? Or what about a really short one? Do you ever go back to your former houses, or houses you looked at and see what’s been done to them? Are you in your forever house yet?