Saturday, July 6, 2013

Farm Tour #4

Before I start my post today, I would like to welcome my new followers.
And want to thank everyone who left comments.....always love hearing from you guys!
I am also loving, loving my new Blogger Home Tours  series.  :)
But now, let's step away from the beautiful homes and d├ęcor, and take a drive in the country.


Oh were we?
As most of you know I am on the market for a small hobby farm.  I am taking my time and shopping around, seeing what's out there.
Last we physically toured a farm was way back in November - here
Throughout the winter I viewed a few farms online, but nothing brought me to venture out to have a look - here.
However, of late I have had the urge to get back into the swing of hobby farm shopping.
Let's have a look........

There are two contenders.

Choice #1

MLS pictures - Notice the weeping tree, middle, love

A two acre farmette with a two story house.  It needs a lot of tlc. 
Maybe a bit too much.
Too much financially and too much labour.
I have not viewed it yet, these are the description from the Realtor.  There is also a conditional offer on it, with a few other people interested.  So it might be sold by the time I decide that I even want to view it.

What I did like about it was the has a four horse stall barn.
But the greatest attraction was a huge weeping willow on the property.
That enough may temp me to drive out and have a tour!

Choice #2

 An 11 acre piece of land.
I went out to see it yesterday.

No house, no outbuilding......nothing but a brand new start!
  I loved, loved the land and of course the wide open space.
The proximity to Sarnia is an important factor for me, and this property is within the County.  Still want my Canada/US boarder town living!
Water and hydro is serviced at the road line.

Property lined with this idea.

 There are a few mature trees on the property, but no weeping willow like the last.
I guess trees can always be planted right?  :)
 In fact, the property is lined with trees.  I like this idea, separates you from the next farm.  Gives you a bit of privacy.

But speaking of neighbours.....not many around.
It appears to be fairly isolated.  Neighbouring houses are few and far between.
I may love the idea of country living, but I also like the idea of having a few neighbours to wave at on my walks, or having one fairly close by for any sort of emergency.
Also, I am a little disappointed that there is not a barn on the property.  Besides weeping willow trees, I have always wanted a romantic old weathered barn to go with my country living.

I like this property and am giving it some consideration.  Will think about it for a few days and consider the cost and headache of building a new home and outbuilding.

And in all fairness, I should be looking at other pieces of land for sale.  This is just one I have looked out.  I should have something to compare with right?

House would be built to the right of this tree

There were a few other farms I was interested at.
One I even did a drive by, but didn't like it, so I didn't take a pic.

I am feeling good about this weeks farm hunting.
If anything, at least I am out there trying.  Even if nothing comes of it, I feel good that I am looking at options.
So, just to sum it up......have not fallen in love with anything yet, but will keep at it!




  1. The property is very inviting.....think about the cost of building in an out-of-the-way charge extra when not building in a tract. Just a thought.....keep looking!!!

  2. It really is pretty. I grew up with no neighbours and I loved it and oh - the possibilities with all of that land!! Yes please! But, yes, the sensible thing is definitely to compare xx

  3. Lovely land there and great to build your own home. It is exciting but also can be traumatic on times...also exhausting...also very frustrating...also..etc the end of the day you have a home that you designed and built and on your own land...and that's a feeling that can't be compared to any other!! Power to your thoughts! Joan

  4. Lots of great choices! Looks like you can't go wrong. I'd love to have a little land and no neighbors. We dream about that a lot.)

  5. You will find what you are looking for, you'll see! Great choices so far!

  6. Oh The Possibilities! I bet you are having fun looking. The right place is out there for sure....good luck!
    Blessings, Joanne

  7. The land is beautiful and lots of room to build and grow!