[Homestead] My New Place
eureka at hctc.net
Mon Oct 18 20:07:31 EDT 2010
Congrats on your new place Rob!
On 10/18/2010 6:59 PM, Robert Walton wrote:
> Before we get to that, old place for sale, 35 acres, 12 open in south
> central Virginia. Double wide with nice addition, 1500 sq. ft :>)
> New place is near Farmville, Virginia. Central Virginia, just about 45
> miles NE of the old place. 25 acres, 10 or 12 open. Some smaller woods
> and some in big old oaks. I've got hogs under an acre or so of oaks,
> eating acorns right now. The open land is hay field, I've fenced
> enough and have my two cows on that with a few milk goats. Fenced in
> an acre or so of smaller woods that I'd like to clear off, goats and
> cows can help in that.
> I've over seeded some orchard grass and clover into the mixed grass
> pasture. Limed the pastures, also. There's a couple of places I might
> be able to develop a spring, dry weather springs on the neighbor's
> place. That's the one thing I didn't get in this place, and an
> important one. There is an old well that was working when I bought the
> place, that I hope to get a hand pump on for emergencies.
> There is a farmhouse in good shape built in 1940, so not that old
> either and a few outbuildings. Got some work to do on heating the
> house with wood, but has one wood stove set up. I've got some small
> outbuildings here, but will need to add a small barn.
> All in all, it's a great place, I like it a lot and it's in a location
> that works better for me than the old place.
> Rob - Va
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