Ditto on trees and pictures. We bought 80 acres of bare farm land 10 years ago and have built:
40 x 60 equipment shed
50 x 50 horse barn
fenced 3 acres of pasture
2 chicken coops
We also bought a perfect house for $10 and had it moved, then hired someone to take the roof off and make it into a cape cod. It's a nice size house that we never could've afforded to build.
We just began planting trees two years ago and should've started 10 years ago.
When I look back at the progress, i'm pleased, but to look around now, I see a long list of "to-do's"
I REFUSE to buy things twice. I will do without something until I can afford to do it right. The only exception is if its something I really need, and then ill find the best deal possible. For instance, I want vinyl fence, but we all know its not cheap, and seeing as the land isn't all clear yet, i found a great deal on ebay for 8 rolls of polytape, moves tposts that were already on our property, and found more for $1 each. Some spray paint and they don't look half bad, the fence serves its purpose, and will always come in handy, or i can sell it down the line and get almost all my money back.
Originally Posted by MistyBlue