My apologies for the lack of posting the past couple of days! Monday was a whirlwind of farm tours and events, and yesterday I was unable to login to post. Oh, well!
On Monday morning I toured a farm on the market right down the street from my parents house. It was a cute bungalow-style house on 6.7 acres, in a great location in town (and in my "price range", listed at $299). The property was off a main road, but secluded, a nice mix of lightly wooded forest (perfect for raising pigs) and pasture.
There were several outbuildings on the property, including a large garden shed and a three-stall horse barn.
Even the original homestead is still on the property (though from the looks of it it fell straight from Kansas!). Not in livable condition, but a very cool piece of history.
The location was great, the property was pretty beautiful, and the house was fine. It was in pretty good condition (though I do have to ask, is hoarding a new TREND? My goodness, folks...if the world ends today are you REALLY going to need 400 bottles of expired barbecue sauce?), but I didn't care for the layout. The entire upstairs was a master suite - complete with a balcony, jacuzzi, and a living room - very luxurious, but not ideal for raising a family.
A very good option, but I'm not sure it's "the one." That feels like such a sappy thing to say, but I'm just not ready to settle yet. The search continues!