As you probably know, we’ve spent a good chunk of time this winter on the dream farm hunt. We’ve looked at so many places that the only way I’m able to keep them all straight is through photos and detailed notes!
There have been big fields with old ratty trailers outback, cozy homes with wall to wall carpet and lousy soil, big windows and wood floors with only one out of ten acres farmable, prefab’s with great stables and rocky land, sunny flat fields with standing water, certified organic ground with a rotting house needing removal and everything imaginable in between.
The process has been a roller coaster of emotions indeed. While I knew it would be tough to find the perfect place, I really had no idea how discouraging and overwhelming the hunt would feel. Our valley has lousy schools and zero culture but boasts some of the finest soil in the state and receives much less rainfall than any other west side location. Further north, near the Canadian border it’s rich with bookstores, community events and education opportunities but the climate is much colder and we just don’t feel at home there.
Finally, last week in a stroke of good fortune, we found something promising. While in the very early stages of possibility, we’ve already fallen madly in love with the place. Any good juju, positive thoughts or prayers you want to send this way, would be greatly appreciated!