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.
The Volunteer Firefighters across the street! Handy.
I am dreaming BIG!