When I looked back to my first farm tour, it was October of 2012.
A little over a year.
We have toured four small farms to date.
I have put offers on two farms, but lost my bid both times.
You can have a look at them under "Hobby Farm" in the Archives.
I am still going strong in looking for something suitable. Still in no rush, biding my time.
It is at times, a frustrating practice. But I am being practical. Patient.
Looking for something that suits me, my budget and my goals.
Some months are quiet and there is nothing new on the market.
But then a farm comes along on the market and there is a spark of hope, so I go have a look.
Sharing the tour with you guys.
This weekend I toured farm #5.
A seven acre, equestrian farm.
Three large outbuildings. One small house.
First outbuilding, a show barn with 9 matted stalls 12' X 12', and room for more.
Huge wide matted alleyway.
Attached 50' X 100' arena.
Daughter Rachel with one of the horses in their stall.
It was Arctic weather conditions that day, Rachel staying warm all wrapped up!
Heated tack room with arena observation deck.
Second outbuilding is a huge barn with big run-in, hay and equipment storage.
the other side....
Third building is a tack shop.
Rachel buying a pair of warm winter riding breeches,
she was very happy with this purchase!
The entire 7 acre property is double fenced with 3 board rail fencing,
3 grass pastures, several turn-out paddocks, round pen,
and an outdoor sand pen.
The only problematic part of this tour was the very small, open concept 2 bedroom house.
I am looking for a larger home. A cozy two story farmhouse style home.
It's 2 bedroom, there is 3 of us in this family.
Even if I though about doing renovations,
or putting on additions to this home it would take me a long time to be able to afford it.
I must be practical.
I am so very much in love with the grounds and outbuildings, it is hard to look past the house.
But I am a home body, I love spending time at home.
I think over time, this would become too big a problem for me.
Let's have a look.
Rachel in front of the corn burning stove.
Don't ya just love her Halloween socks! :)
I will more than likely not take this farm.
I will take the day and do some more thinking. Talk with the bank, get some numbers.
While I mull over this decision, let's hear from you guys.
Would you buy this farm as is?
Take the poll, I am interested in your thoughts.