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New farm under contract! (updated with pics)

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  • New farm under contract! (updated with pics)

    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, 03:10 PM.

  • #2
    Doesn't get any better !!!!

    Congratulations !! What a grand feeling to be moving to your own land = home/barn with your horses and family ~ Doesn't get any better than this ~ ask me how I know or why I think so! ~ ENJOY !!!
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


    • #3
      Yes, congratulations. Sold a town house in Baltimore that more than paid for our farm. Love it!


      • #4
        Congratulations! How exciting, you'll have to keep us posted!
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        • #5
          Congratulations! Pictures? I love looking at farm and barn pictures! That is really exciting...enjoy the journey!
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          • Original Poster

            Ask and you shall receive!



            • #7
              Lovely, lovely place ... complete with flowering trees.

              Nice open, bright house. .. nice kitchen update too.


              • #8
                Stunny place--color me green!


                • #9
                  Congratulations! Looks like a lovely place


                  • #10
                    Lucky you! It's a beautiful place.

                    I've only been to Indiana once, but I was amazed at how lush and green everything was..and the fall colors were spectacular.

                    You will love it there, I'm sure.


                    • #11
                      Awesome, all the way around.


                      • #12
                        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?


                        • #13
                          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."



                          • #14
                            Congratulations!! How exciting for you.


                            • Original Poster

                              Thanks everyone! It's a dream come true for us.

                              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.


                              • #16
                                Lovely!!!! and Welcome to the Club! Farm Ownership a ride for sure.. but an awesome one!
                                If i'm posting on Coth, it's either raining so I can't ride or it's night time and I can't sleep.


                                • #17
                                  what a lovely place! I have to admit I'm just a little jealous. Okay, a lot jealous


                                  • #18
                                    Congratulations! It's beautiful...
                                    Very pretty house too and the pool..nice.. Looks like you'll have a very peaceful life. Congrats again.
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                                    • #19
                                      Congratulations! What a beautiful place...great barn and house! Looks like it is in perfect condition to move right in. Best of luck with everything.


                                      • #20
                                        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.