Sunday, February 7, 2010

We did it!

We found a drier place to farm. It is just 3 miles up the hill from Ebey Island on the outskirts of Snohomish. Last week we made an offer and it was accepted on a .82 acre upland 'farm.' There's a house -- vintage 1940's -- that we will rent so someone who wants a share of an organic garden. We will keep half the property for our own use. That will include a small barn, chicken coop and a 1/3 acre open, gently sloping area which is now in horse pasture. We have already paid for the StarBird Farm for 2010 so we will continue through this summer there. It will take us a month or two to get the house into rent-able shape and we don't want to rush ourselves too much to get a garden in there.

Now we will have a place of our own (and an investment, we got a good deal) where we can plant fruit trees and other permanent food crops. If we decide to buy an RV after we sell our boat (38 ft long, 14 ft beam Californian trawler), we will also have a place to park that instead of using up all of our driveway.

The property also includes a large shop. For someone who could live in a three bedroom, one bath house and needs a large shop, this could be a good deal.

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