Friday, July 6, 2012

My Dream Farm

I am a farm girl at heart.

Almost all of my relatives on both sides of my family were farmers.  During my childhood in Australia I was able to experience many types of farms including dairy farms, cattle farms, and wheat/sheep farms.  I love the smell of early morning on a farm, driving the tractor, the smell of hay and getting my hands dirty. I love being on a farm. I become sentimental when I think of them and excited about all the possibilities they represent.

But (alas) my family grew up in a suburb on the outskirts of Perth.  (...which wasn't bad really although we had horrible neighbors.)

While I was at college I worked on a farm, carting hay, fixing fences, pulling calves out of birthing cows and living on a cattle stud farm.   I judged cattle at the Royal Agricultural Society Fair and joined Rural Youth. When I started skydiving, I loved spending weekends on farms and have always had a little dream with a farm in it stored in an imaginary cardboard box on the fridge.

This was the week I met my husband!  A picture of elegance!

I suppose that is why when I found out my dream farm was on the market at the lowest price ever, I went into daydream overdrive.

Maybe I could start my own sustainable farm there!

Maybe we could do co-op there?

Maybe I could start a Farm school!

Maybe Claire could eventually set a a veterinary hospital/rescue there.

It is 14 acres of pure heaven.

Chestnut Hill Farm!    Such a cute name!  Gorgeous barn.

Established trees! Stone walls!

The farm house was built in 1838.  It has original everything.  There is a beautiful stone pool and a pool house.

It is only 1.5 miles from the Merritt Parkway!!  So close to everything on a great road.

There is an adjoining 28 acres of forest attached to the property that you can buy separately with this river running through it.

The Volunteer Firefighters across the street!   Handy.

I am dreaming BIG!


  1. I love it! Stunning! And I love it when my wife dreams big! I have a feeling I will learn to love cows someday...and that is a very good thing.

  2. Wow! What a cool place. And G, you could easily love cows, ask Owen, he doesn't eat them because they have big eyes.....


  3. I can completely envision the space and your dream. It is grand and glorious and I have no doubt that you will make it come true.

  4. That is a beautiful property! It’s not surprising why you fell in love with this place. And to think that it was listed and offered at a very low price. I think I would have made an offer right away, had I seen this before. The whole area seems very uplifting! Thanks for sharing!

    Darren Lanphere @ Mirr Ranch Group