Finding Land


| 10/2/2013 8:47:00 PM


Tags: Land, Gardens, Orchards, Sustainable Living, Red Barn, Mark Twain, A Spring, Mary Conley,

Mary ConleyIn my last blog, I wrote about Larry's and my yearning for land, and this is how we finally found it. We were changing our way of doing things in our house and yard here in the city. Going Green. We were also considering the changing world and taking stock of our assets and safety. I remarked to our son, Todd, that I wished we had some land. He told us that he had been watching available land on the internet and showed us how to look for it. In doing so, he pointed out a couple places he had his eye on.

In the following days, I often took another look at one of those places. The one with the small red barn. What was it about that place? Oh well, no use bringing up something we can't have.

The small red barn.
The little red barn.

Would you believe that a few days later, Larry, my perfect opposite, stood in our office doorway while I was on the computer and said, "I've been wondering about that piece of land." I said, "It has been calling me."

So one Sunday afternoon, Larry made arrangements for us to check it out. It was 4 1/2 hours away! Ridiculous! We don't know why we fell in love with our little farm of 20 acres before we even saw it. We especially don't understand why we loved it AFTER we saw it. But we did. Both of us. Maybe we saw potential.

First of all the price was reasonable because of the recession, but most of all, it had the attributes we were looking for:

tmc
10/7/2013 2:57:25 PM

Few people cross the boundary between thinking and doing. Because you did, your lives are richer and the world is a better place.


mary
10/4/2013 5:15:29 PM

Thanks for the comments ladies!


misseditress
10/3/2013 7:19:22 PM

"We don't know why we fell in love with our little farm of 20 acres before we even saw it. We especially don't understand why we loved it AFTER we saw it." My favorite quote so far. Made me chuckle.


gail
10/3/2013 2:53:43 PM

I look forward to reading Mary's blogs. It's fun and easy to relate to her experiences.


asantarelli
10/3/2013 1:24:02 PM

I liked how yous said that you were amazed that you loved it even after you saw it! Can't wait to see your posts of "after" pictures when you cleaned it up.





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