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we bought a farm today

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bolophonic, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. bolophonic

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    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.

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  2. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    Congratulations! I'm relived to hear you're all still alive and well.


    Can you grow hops in NC? I know that there's a shortage. That's what the micro brewers say any how.
  3. bolophonic

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    Dude, hops are not a bad idea. I'll look into that.
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    All you need are some poles and a bunch of string.
  5. iamlowsound

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    Congrats, that looks like a perfect little place.

    lowsound
  6. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Cool! I always wanted a farm but need with a lake or pond well stocked with bluegill bass and cats.
  7. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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  8. stingray2112

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    That's awesome! Congratulations to you and your wife.
  9. geeza

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    Huh?
    Ya might need some seeds too.


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  10. blastoff99

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    Very cool. Congratulations. I'm glad you bought A farm rather than THE farm.
  11. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

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    moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
  12. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom Supporting Member

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    Congratulations!!!! That's fantastic. I wish you all the best.
  13. icks

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    Nice! But that's a lot of work to do!
  14. bolophonic

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    Thanks, everybody!

    Tell me about it! Our initial idea to move to the country has turned into a 40-year plan.
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    Very cool! Looks like you're building your own empire, Roloff style. :D

    -Mike
  16. DwaynieAD

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    I want to make a bought the farm joke.. but I just can't formulate it.

    anyway that's pretty awesome, congratulations.
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    Ziltoid Supporting Member

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    So the deal is I can sleep in the barn but I must not touch your daughters?

    Congrats! :)
  19. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    Yes, even though they have luscious red lips and ruby red fingernails.

    -Mike
  20. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Congratulations. Wow that's a lot of land. An event space is a good idea.
    Have you considered growing paulownia lumber?
    My friend's dad has a corn farm but it's mostly for oil not eating. Tough racket.

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