|Then - aerial photo|
|Today, April 21/12|
33 years ago today
we made an agreement
on the back of an April 1979
to buy our home, our farm!!!
The agreement was written out twice on the
of the calendar page.
It was cut in half and each
party kept one half as the official
"buying of the farm"
Can you believe that!!! No Real Estate
We had always admired this
100 acre farm
with it's perfect location just down the road
from H's family dairy farm.
We loved how it was set back from the road
and liked the way the buildings were placed.
One day we "dropped" in to see the bachelor
owner and told him if he ever
thought of selling his place,
we would love if he would contact us first,
never thinking this would happen.
This was the farm where he grew up on
and he had no plans to leave it!
Well, what do you know, but he met a woman!
She was recently widowed and had
her own farm!
To make a long story short, he called us!!!!
We had no doubts that this was the place for us
(even though at the time, interest rates were double
digits and rising daily which made for some
major "pacing" while making mortgage arrangements).
My father-in-law was thrilled and helped us
buy this humble place.
We have made many changes in the past 33 years but
it felt like home right from the start!
We even have the very old deeds to the farm, dated as far back as
1904, 1924, and 1932!
How very blessed we have been
to call this our home for 33 years!