So excited! My horses are finally going to live with me again. I grew up on a farm, and have always wanted to get back to the life. My husband and I are moving to Indiana from DC -- leaving the rat race and starting a new, slower-paced life in the midwest.
The new place is 19 acres, with a five year old, 6 stall barn and a lovely, 1960's contemporary house. The fields need some work (weedy, fences bad in some places) but it is my dream farm -- rolling hills, good drainage, small sand ring, and best of all, surrounded by trees so it is very private.
I only have three horses so far (one riding horse and two retirees who will spend their final years with me), so it looks like I now have the perfect excuse to collect a few more....
Even better, we actually sold our 2 bedroom, 1 BA house in DC for more than we'll pay for the farm. Incredible -- I already love Indiana!
Had to share with COTH. I have a feeling I will be spending a lot more time in "Around the Farm" than I have been....
Last edited by fordtraktor; Apr. 25, 2010 at 02:10 PM.
It is just beautiful. For those who may want to follow in your footsteps, but are limited by job options - what do you and your husband do for a living that you can make that dramatic (and magnificent) lifestyle change?
WOW - what a gorgeous place!!!
I don't know where your place is but I remember long ago when driving back to Washington DC from CA, I drove through southern Indiana and thought it was some of the most beautiful land (outside of VA ) I had ever seen.
Fantastic looking house -
"Her life was okay. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog."
JanWeber, husband is a professor and I'm general counsel for a trade association (I work from home, part time). We worked crazy biglaw firm jobs for quite a few years so we could eventually do this. I put riding and showing basically on hold for a decade, but I think it was worth it in the long run.
WOW!!! I was expecting to see a ranch-type house, but that is truly lovely!!! I love the windowed walkway, the wide hallways, the stone floor, the unusual set-ceilings. I have never been to Indiana, but as we are always contemplating a move, maybe we need to head up that way too. Looks wonderful, I am very, very happy for you.