Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Lands Criteria

We have a long wish list of features for our future property! I've been told it's probably a bit unrealistic to think one parcel will have everything we want. Okay, first reality check. In view of that possibility, the desired features are now prioritized, as follows:

~ water- creek frontage, or spring (developed or not), or a well in place (drilled or dug).
~ not too steep- we have livestock paddocks and building placement to consider.
~ year-round access, but not necessarily a county maintained road, Tom loves playing in the dirt and snow.
~ a balanced mix of trees and meadow/pasture.
~ no more than a 30 minute drive from the local Kingdom Hall.
~ soil not too dry or sandy, but able to sustain pasture without irrigation.
~ at least 10 acres, maximum of 40.

I think that's all. See what I mean? Believe it or not, there are a few properties currently listed that meet all the above. Now it's a matter of narrowing it down to a 'short list' to take on our first land finding trip in May. Exciting times!

This Blog was created for all our dear family and friends, to follow the progress and see the updates. Thank you for all the support and encouragement, and for not making us feel like we're crazy. :) We love you!

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