I havent been on the board very often lately but I pop in from time to time to look around. Just thought that I would drop in and say HI and share some good news. I have been looking for land to buy for about the last 8 months wanting to get back out in the country and OUT of the damn city. Well after looking all those months and weeding out potential properties, I found 47 acres and got final loan approval from the bank today! The bad part is that my kids are in a VERY GOOD city school system and I am NOT going to pull them out and put them in a county school system, SO, it will be at least a couple of years before I actually move to the property unless I can figure out how to make it all work. The property is currently being leased out to a local farmer and it will remain that way for at least a couple of years until I get to the point that I am ready to build. I am planning to fence off part of it that is not being farmed and put the goats and horses on it until then. They can clean up the wooded area and the pasture part around it. There is a 5 acre field in the very back corner that is where I will do all of my building so I will probably pull that 5 from the lease next year and build a pole barn to store all of my tractors, trailers and misc stuff in. Once my son is old enough to drive I can move down there and let him drive himself and my daughter to school as long as I keep my current house as a "primary residence" At that point, I will start planning on building the house.
Another part of the good news is the fact that we will have a PERMANENT home for the Fall Alabama Plow Day. I spoke to Drew and Stewart this afternoon and we have agreed for them to keep hosting the Spring Plow Day and I will host the Fall Plow Day. The property is only 7 miles from several local motels and plenty of restaurants for those that are coming in from out of town. Just to give you an idea where the property is located (so you can make your plans to join us this fall) it is off of exit 205 on I 65 about 50 miles south of Birmingham, AL. I will coordinate with Daniel on the dates so that we wont interferre with each other and hopefully he can come down and plow with us......lol