thomas rubino wrote:Ryan! That is just awesome! Congratulation's! Home owning is a great forward step in life. (Its also a lot of work...) Great investment in your future!
Sounds like some cool plans you have for it !
With being close enough to town for city water are you allowed to have livestock ?
Jim Fry wrote:Since you are acquiring limited acreage, I would guess you have nearby neighbors. I would suggest to anyone buying land, to first visit all the neighbors. No matter how attractive a home/land is, with a difficult next door neighbor it will be a trial. Look as hard at your future neighbors place as you look at your possible purchase. Is there junk laying around? "Inappropriate" signs? Are they running a car/mower/tractor repair shop next door, and how much noise do they make? Does their land drain onto your land, and what drains? Do they have a target range in their back yard, so you will be listening to gun fire every weekend? You might even stop by the police department and ask if there have been complaints about your future neighbors. ~~Good luck with your purchase, but try to be realistic. You may be at your new "paradise" for a very long time. Neighbors will be part of it.
John C Daley wrote:Your talk of drunck drivers surprises me, do you have plenty in that area?
Hey, Ryan, major congrats ! I am wondering about your plans to till the planned garden.. . Have you heard much about no-til gardening ? I have barely begun it myself. having had to move twice in recent years, and didn't have the health to really aquire & spread a more ideal amount of mulch etc., but i still highly recommend it - definitely wayyy less weeding, and If you avoid even that 1st time plowing etc., youyll probably be better off "weed' -wise & compaction/soil structure-wise. I have learned a ton more on it just in past year, on YouTube mainly ( but most of these are authors too) from these HIGHLY successful & knowledgeable/experienced folks : Charles Dowding, Richard Perkins of Ridgedale Permaculture, James Prigioni, No-Till Growers w farmer Jesse, Singing Frogs Farm of CA.. and more. Richard Perkins doesn't even soil test, which was good news to my lazy way ( well, just not super technical way ) of doing things, though he does mess around with making his own "amendments" & uses them some, he & others also show that mainly, you just need to be "feeding soil, not plants" & you do that with compost topdressing &/or mulching, have photosynthesizing plants covering it as much & as for as long, as possible, & by not tilling. Hope everyone who hasn't yet, checks 'em out !
Ryan Hobbs wrote:We are buying the farm in Portsmouth Ohio for sure. I am effing ecstaticly elated. Gurtitude awaits!
Here are the attributes and plans:
It has a pond, 2 acres, both city and well water, a 3 bedroom house, two car garage with a storage loft, a small barn, comes with appliances including a new ifrared stove, has a fireplace, persimmon tree, pear trees, and a chestnut tree.
The first order of business is to till and ammend a starter garden of 3760 sq ft. The stock fence there is on 3 sides and needs completion. The back porch will be expanded and made into an outdoor kitchen; to include a 6 ft diameter double chamber cob oven. An herb garden in stone or brick raised beds will lay between the house and the street both providing herbs and protection from drunk drivers. A small apple orchard needs planting on one corner of the property. I rather like vibernum bushes so at some point the house will get a facelift via these perfumey shrubs. I have plans also for setting up wood working shop and for eventually raising chickens, goats, and pigs.