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we bought a farm today

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

  1. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    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.

  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    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


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Dude, hops are not a bad idea. I'll look into that.
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    All you need are some poles and a bunch of string.
  5. Congrats, that looks like a perfect little place.

  6. bassbully

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Cool! I always wanted a farm but need with a lake or pond well stocked with bluegill bass and cats.
  7. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
  8. That's awesome! Congratulations to you and your wife.
  9. Ya might need some seeds too.

  10. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA
    Very cool. Congratulations. I'm glad you bought A farm rather than THE farm.
  11. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
  12. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
    Congratulations!!!! That's fantastic. I wish you all the best.
  13. icks


    Jul 12, 2001
    Charleroi, Belgium
    Nice! But that's a lot of work to do!
  14. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    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

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Very cool! Looks like you're building your own empire, Roloff style. :D

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

    anyway that's pretty awesome, congratulations.
  17. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
  18. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    So the deal is I can sleep in the barn but I must not touch your daughters?

    Congrats! :)
  19. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Yes, even though they have luscious red lips and ruby red fingernails.

  20. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    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.