And now, ladies and gentlemen, is the time you have all been waiting for…the announcement of my big surprise. Well, let me preface this by saying this is undoubtedly more exciting for me than for you. But humor me, ok?
So, I bought the farm! Wait, I mean I bought a farm. Well, technically it’s not a farm…yet. But I will be moving my bees there and it will be the beginning of a farm. We are buying 30 acres of raw but beautiful land not too far from Charleston. We’ve been in this process since the end of September and things are just now beginning to move forward. Emily says she is curious whether the banker will see his shadow and retreat back into hiding or let us close on this place in 6 weeks! Phil didn’t let me down this year and I have super high hopes for the banker too. Actually, he is a great guy and the snafus are not his fault. Anyhow, we seem to be moving forward very well now and I think we are rounding the corner to the finish. I am sure that something could still go wrong, so please, find a bit of wood and knock on it for me!
We are actually buying the land from a former blog friend turned real-life friend, Granny Sue. It turns out, she is cousins with one of the guys I work with. As you might guess, since this is raw land, we will be on it a lot doing whatever we can to make it functional for our use. I see plenty of projects in the coming months/years. That means lots of pictures (mainly to show the insurance agent when he asks how I got that car stuck up in that tree.) So, here are some pics, pre-car-in-the-tree!
These pics don’t really do it justice…It’s WV land so it has hills and hollers and flats and bottoms. This really is a beautiful state and I am proud to (almost) own some of its best parts!
I am pretty excited! I suppose I might have hyped my surprise a bit. No babies or anything like that for us…