Welcome to the Adventure!!!

Our Journey to owning a Farm in Upper Maine!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

still waiting on more pictures

My realtor is on vacation in Hawaii,so I have no choice but to wait until he comes back. I asked him before he left to send me some more pictures of the inside of the house,there were no pictures posted of the kitchen or bathroom!!i'm not too sure what to expect on those two rooms!! but hey as long as they work it will be ok!! i'm not expecting everything to work either the house is being sold for 19,000.00,so it will have some big time work needed !! but i'm not looking for fancy,I want a very simple home with basic comfort and alot of warmth and love. Well our trip up to Maine is comming up too,in the last week of August!!We are on the tightest budget you can think of!! But we believe that where there is a will there is always a way too. And to make matters even more interesting and challenging we have no money saved for a down payment ,ah!!but see that's where we plan to get creative!!we plan to give the owner a holding fee!! and then borrow 1,500.00,from my mother inlaw!! because 2000,00,is what they asked us to put down.The owner is willing to finance it for us!! I can not tell you how greatful I am for a chance to buy a home even one with so much work needed on it!! I want so badly to raise my own dairy goats,chickens,a few cows and a couple of pigs too!! And not to mention,all the veggies too.
the town where this house is very small,and if anyone decides to follow my blog,who may have also moved into a very rural town,please let me hear from you!! Any and all advise on how to handle living in a very small populated area,this town has 244 people to be exact!! And well it's a very spread out area!! it's also a good 9 miles or so from the closest town,from what i've learned about it,it has a small general store,a gas station,and a post office,and a church maybe!!! yup it's not much!! but I plan to homeschool,and grow our own food too!! My hubby drives for a living anyhow,so driving an hour to and from work will not phase him much!! But if we get this house I will need to have a back up plan incase of a Bear,wolf,moose,or anything else that may be of threat!! but let me tell you if I have to shoot an animal it will be for self defense,and it will get eaten depending on what it is!! we are camping out on our trip up,that should be fun,i've not been camping since I was about 10yrs old. But that was up in Death Valley,and with rattle snakes. i really would love to find out if Moose meat is any good!! I want to get a hunting license in case we get one on our property. Yeah right about now I sound like a real tom boy!! But i'm more girly than you'ld think. now if I could only figure out how to add pictures here and a recipe area,and so on!! A nicer background would be great too!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A house to check out!!!

Well we found a house and we're taking another trip up to Maine,to look at a house in Masardis!!! It's a very small town,population 255!! Yup,it's small!!!!!!!!!!! and way out there in the sticks!! But,I found this house about 4-5 months ago,and it kept finding it's way back to me,i swear to you that it wants me there!!! call me supersticious,but I think i'm meant to live there!! I believe in the Lord,but I also know that magic and supernatural things can occur!! I'm one of those people who have done alot of soul searching,church hopping,and religious studies of many faiths!! And as time went by I kept a bit of each teachings,and have applied them to better understand myself and the world around me!! and this goes back to,me believing in my heart that fate is calling me to this home!! It is not a practical home by any means,it's old as heck,needs tons of work,the price is exactly what we need though!! But it only has 1/2 an acre but useable land behind it still!! And it's 30-40 miles from my friends in Carabou!!and stores and such!! But it is calling me to it!! and everytime I look at it,I see the most beautiful home!!! weird right?? I tried to copy the photo,sent over by the realtor,by failed at posting it here!! Anyhow,i'm keeping myself busy packing,yup,i'm packing!! we are moving to Aroostook County no matter what by March of 2010!! i have a small son,so to make things easy,i started early,and trying to really sort all things out!! I'm networking up in Maine,pricing things we'll need to survive for those long winters'! Such as Coal!!! and wood/coal cook stoves!!! My hubby went out and bought a new Chainsaw!!! talk about excited!!!! As for myself we bought some veggies seeds!! I looked for hearty ones,cabbage,turnips,brussel sprout,spinach,parsley with the turnip like root!!!and pickles for pickling!!!I will get many more,but for now it's a start!! more to follow!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Just called a Reaestate Agent!!!

Ok,so i'm doing research on the internet looking up fixer upper old farms !! I stumble across this Realestate agent,I call her,I start telling her what we are looking for! She hung up on me!! No kidding!!! i'm sorry,but if we can not afford something big and fancy,do we still not deserve to be heard or helped?? I mean,these old houses are just rotting away,and here I am willing to live in one,and try to fix it up!! Why are people so shallow?? Who am I supposed to ask about one?? Trust me,if I knew an older person or anyone who owned one,and they were too burdened by it,I would ask them directly to help us out,by selling it to us!! I'm really,really devastated that this woman,just blew me off like that!!

Searching for an Old Farm!!!

So,here goes! What we are looking for is an old run down farm house on a few acres of land!! We would love to find a rent to own house,or owner financing help!! Why? because one like most people in this country,our credit is not that great!! Mostly medical!! But to fix it first would mean 5 or more years living in a very cramped 1 bedroom apartment ,and paying more!!! Now I know in the bottom of my heart,that there are old houses just sitting there,unlived in,and not taken care of or loved!! So if I were able to talk an owner of such a place to sell,with monthly payments to them direct from us,wouldn't everyone win in the long run?? We want a house that can be safe enough to live in,but one that needs fixing too!! I've seen such houses by realato'rs for about 20-30,000!! But if we could find the direct seller instead and ask if we could buy through them instead,I truly believe we'll have more luck!! So i'm searching high and low!! I need some advise on where to look other than realator's too!!! i'm thinking of putting an add in a paper too up in Maine!!! You know we drove by all these run down farms,and it breaks my heart,that nobody cares that it's just sitting there,and like myself there are people who would do anything in this world to have it,and love it!! I would love a shack right about now!!! I wish my grandparents left me an old crumbling house,but they did not!!! They left new ones to my cousins in Europe instead,and that's a price alot of kids who grow up here,from other countries pay!! They are thought of as rich ,just because they live here! Funny how this world works. All I know is i'm not giving up on my dreams!! I know that God,will in fact help guide me to succeed.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Maine is Moose Country!!!

Ok so on our trip up,I was beside myself in thinking that I would get the chance to see a real live Moose!! But ,as luck would have it! Not one came out of the woods to be seen! Well at least I got the chance to see what our new/yet used Nissan Xterra,was made of!! My hubby said that moving up to Maine,we would need to have a really good 4x4 ,that could handle the elements of such a place!! I fell head over heals in love with the Nissan Xterra,and so did my husband Brian!! We tested it's durability,by taking it off the road,into the woodsy,and muddy like pastures,of my friend Christina's ,huge back yard!! Ok she has 165 acres to be exact,in Carabou!!! We were back there looking to take pictures of the Moose,but instead,we got only pictures of Moose tracks!! Hmmm?? I think they knew I was comming! I guess they did not want to be called cutesy name by some wacky,I Love Lucy,like nut such as myself!! Anyhow having great tires is also key if going on such a bumpy road!! I wonder what the tires are called that have chains on them?? Anyhow,I heard that there are special tires for icy and slippery roads!! We will most likely need them too one day!! As for the Moose?? well we bought our son a stuffed toy Moose with a hoodie,that says Aroostook County Maine ,on it. Very cute !!! I will be putting Monty the Moose on a collectors shelf though since he has plastic button eyes,that are not safe for little ones!!! But he will make for a really cute keepsake for his first big road trip!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Research,Research!!!

With a small baby son,it can get pretty interesting trying to reseach anything. I want to do things in a non-traditional manner! It may sound old world,but hey no guts no glory! Right? For right now I have 3 differant Realators working on finding a place come late this Fall into early Winter!!! "2010". I have in the meanwhile started packing things that are not needed around the house,on a daily basis! Such as books,knick-knacks,and such. i have also been on a mission to stock up on a few of my fave things that I will not be able to find in stores up there!! What would that be?? Ah" Yankee Candles,for instance I love their candles in Cinnamon Apple and Vanilla! Yes I know I can order them,but then i'ld have a shipping fee also!! Why candles??Because we plan to go off the Grid!! We are planning on burning wood or pellets for heat,use well water,and rain water too! And have a Windmill,i'm planning on getting all the candles I can afford for now!!! And then we also plan on using oil lamps,which I would love to find the same scents in ,but i have no clue who would even sell them or if it even exsists!! I really want to decorate in a Farm like way,yeah I know we do not have our house yet,but i'm being very positive and I know that God will provide. i've been collecting Precious moments,and would love to get more but it is expensive for us right now!! I really love them though!! I also want or would love some John Deere stuff! I think they even have a cookbook,that would be cool!!! Now i've been told that to really save money I should can stuff!!,and I want to do alot,but will need a ton of jars and lids too!!So i've started my quest on that,You know i'll even be happy to rent a farm to start out,if it gets us up there sooner!!! Ok winning the lottery could work too!! If we only played!!! i am hunting for a used cooks wood burning stove/oven. No clue where to go there either but i'm looking!!!