Well, today is the day we actually get to view a house! Talk about a long process. We are trying to get funding through a USDA program called Beginner Farmers. We'd like some property with a few acres so we can do chickens (EGGS!!!). There are several schools in our area that are wishing there was a LOCAL establishment that could provide them with eggs. I see this as a great niche that needs to be filled. Plus, we think chickens are fun.
So, the crazy thing is that you have to get a purchase agreement signed...BEFORE you even know what or how much you're eligible for...and BEFORE you know WHEN the $$ will be available. Welcome to government programs. ha ha We're going for it though.
Here is the link to the old Centennial farm we are going to look at: (yes old) http://www.taar.com/mlssearch/#1711285
The old farm house could use some help I know. lol I cringe when I look at the kitchen! ugh. BUT THE LAND!!! THE BARN!!! omg. I am in love. We've been looking for a long time too. This place has been on the market for a LONG time and it just came down $10,000. Sooooo....another bonus is that the listing agent is a girl I used to WORK WITH! HA HA HA HA how cool is that? (we were waitresses once upon a time).
Anyway, this is a happy day in the fact that we are LOOKING at a place, and it will motivate me to finish the paperwork needed to keep this ball rolling.
On a WEIGHT note, I am now 44 lbs down since surgery....and since march (when this all started) I'm down 56 lbs!!! Size 12's are getting a bit loose now, and those SAVED jeans I've held on to for 8 yrs are NEXT baby!!!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
There is obviously a story here. One I may tell...one day. Today, however, is not that day. Today I am torn between happy tears and sorrow. Today I am no longer a horse owner. I'm happy he is loved by the one who has cared for him for the past few years...and sad because I can no longer call him mine.