It’s been a year and we are still on the hunt for the perfect farm location. I always considered myself a “city girl” because I loved the excitement of busy streets. I also love to people watch but time and age has changed me. There is a lot to be said about living a quite peaceful life. Enjoying the outdoors and this is nothing new to me. I’ve always enjoyed the outdoor and a nice quite walk.
Greg and I have been on the hunt for awhile now and we had out eye on a 5 acre lot but that did not end up like we thought it would so our hunt continues. We have found a few properties that would be perfect but there is always something that is just night right with the ones we have found and most of the time it’s because it will take me over an hour to commute to work.
In the search for a perfect home we have considered a lot of things that we would want for a second home and here is our list:
Second home needs (age is a factor):
A one story home because getting up and down stairs becomes more difficult with age.
A quite place is important to us. The seclusion and privacy is important as we are growing older and can appreciate the simple things around us. Let’s call this disconnecting from the world around us to appreciate nature.
A large kitchen because we like to keep a stock of things we need and this will be important as we grow a garden and have lots of canned items.
A nice spot to watch the property and enjoy the views around us.
A place to hunt that is all our own.
A 2 bedroom house is fine for us so we can have an extra bedroom for visitors.
For a Farm:
A green lawn mower: AKA goats who will eat the excess grass and will keep things trim and neat.
A good spot for a garden to grow our own vegetables
A place for or a place to put a chicken house so we can get our own eggs.
A 4 wheeler to get around on all those acres and a good driving lawn mower for cutting the grass on those acres.
A mud room seems to be a must for farm land.
My husband says I need a place to clean and dress chickens but I think I will ignore that specific request.
A work space for Greg would be awesome and a garage to store things
We are pretty simple and anything that we do not have we can add to the property.