It’s A Done Deal

August 5, 2015

So, the papers are signed.  The check has changed hands.

Now the work begins…




10 Responses to “It’s A Done Deal”

  1. It’s A Done Deal | on August 5th, 2015 20:09

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  2. Al Quackenbush on August 6th, 2015 15:44

    Congrats to the both of you!

  3. Neil h on August 7th, 2015 06:11

    Congratulations! Looks like a nice spot with at least a bit of room… nice big lawn. Do you have space for the horses or will you board them?

  4. Phillip on August 7th, 2015 07:37

    Thanks, all.

    Neil, the current house is a 1935 Craftsman sitting on about an acre of yard. It actually sits on a little point at the front of the property. Behind the house is another 34.65 acres, including an 11 acre field that I’ll be converting to pasture, as well as building a newer (and slightly larger) house.

  5. JAC on August 7th, 2015 11:03

    Is that a Sears house? Will you keep it? Seems like a cool thing to have.

  6. Phillip on August 7th, 2015 11:20

    John, I’m pretty sure it is. I don’t know enough about them to know how to verify.

    It’s remodeled in 2002 and is in pretty good shape, but it still definitely shows 80 years of life in the floor (slight roller coaster) and ceiling. We do plan to keep it, although I’m thinking we’ll rent it out after everything else is in place with the new house, barn, etc. I would hate to tear it down, just because of what it is.

  7. Matt on August 7th, 2015 13:38

    Congratulations Phillip! Also, really liked your post about “rambling.” Good luck with new property and house!

  8. JAC on August 8th, 2015 11:35

    Heya P! Hi Kat! Glad you’re keeping the old house. I live in a 1939 bungalow and really like old places.

    When you say you’re going to convert the field to pasture, do you mean you’re going to sow a pasture mix of timothy, clover and alfalfa and all that, or does N.C. have a natural grasses mix you can use?

  9. Phillip on August 11th, 2015 05:42

    We’re going to set up a meet with the Ag Co-Op agent, John. Once we get the soil tested, he can recommend the best approach. Most pastures out here are some combination of coastal Bermuda and other grasses. I’ll go native if there’s something that will provide good graze and if I can afford it. My experience so far has been that creating a native grass pasture is a rich man’s gambit, but we shall see.

  10. Russ Mantel on August 8th, 2015 22:22

    Looks nice and green. Us southern Californians envy green. Hope it brings you a lifetime of enjoyment.