Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Back Forty

Well its official.

We now own land!!

And trees!

 Lots of them..

We have lived at our house on Peebly now for almost 15 years.  We had 10 acres.  Five that we mow and live on and the other five wooded.  We made trails for the four wheelers etc and have been happy all this time. 
A few months ago Mickey made a comment about how nice it would be to own more of the woods behind us.  I said sure and shrugged and we went about our lives.  Well....as fate would have it, we received a letter in the mail just a couple of weeks later from a realtor.  The letter stated that 40 acres was for sale and it just so happened to adjoin our property as well as a few of our neighbors and some other folks to the West.  The price..something we could not afford in our wildest dreams.
But the flame was ignited.  And it burned hopes and dreams in our souls.
We, or I mean Mickey,  counter offered a much lower price.  Very much lower. Less than half of what they wanted.  There was no way they would except such a ridiculous amount.

They did.

So we did.

And our whole world has changed forever.  We now have 50 acres to build our dreams and also memories for our grandchildren.  Plenty to do for years and years to come...

We have started by clearing a road around the whole property so we can ride four wheelers or just go for walks...The trails will be meandering and hopefully look like they have been there forever..

(Not our field.  Our wooded land in the background.)

 Lucky for us,  we have equipment to do the clearing .


And luckier still that Mickey knows exactly what he is doing.  (Cedar tree)

Because even tho he makes this look easy, it is very dangerous work. 
A large limb whipped back and almost hit him in the head right in this area.  It was frightening.   But Mickey, ever calm, raised an eyebrow then proceeded on with his work.  Staying cautious.

Bob and I tidied up behind Mickey. 

We also discovered we had bought a car in the deal.  How this happened to end up here is any ones guess.  My guess is a tornado.

We have many acres yet to explore.

This particular area we have cleared for camping...
 Bob is inspecting...
 In front of this camp site is the spot of our future pond.  We want to build a very large pond.  Possibly 8 acres or so. 
In the meantime the trails continue. 

 None of it seems like work.  Its all magical...

We are enjoying it.

So that's the latest news from Peebly.

Whats yours?

Tell me.



  1. Yay! We live on 20 acres, but is shared with other family members. We only actually own 11 acres. But it joins with land behind us and my dream is to own that land also. Part of it is currently leased to a local farmer who alternately plants corn or soybean. I'm not even sure how much land there is back there, but I would love to add it to our farm.

  2. Wow, what a beautiful place! May our Heavenly Father continue to greatly bless you and your family.