My wife and I finally closed on the farm that we have had under contract. 56 acres of rolling pasture and forest. There are about 10 different barns, a farmhouse built in 1912, another old ghost house in the field. There are about 20 cows living in the front field and the back acreage is dedicated to hay production. We will keep the land in its present use for the first year while we get the main farmhouse renovated. We will add chickens later on, maybe some goats, whatever animals that cross our path. Down the road, our plan is to restore as many buildings that are standing (the field house and a couple of the barns will be harvested for materials and deconstructed because they are beyond repair. We eventually hope to sequester the cows into one part of the pasture (and out of my pond) and construct an event barn at the edge of the woods to host weddings.