I started looking at land in early July. My poor realtor has never done so much hiking. We joked as I trompted ahead of him looking at each property... feeling each property. He was worried about me. I tromped ahead still. "Watch out for snakes," he would warn, stick in hand. I told him that I was not worried for myself. I was waking them up ... he was the one they would wake up to as I was long gone. He was not thrilled!
The 2nd piece of property was lovely, ...once you crossed the creek. But the front of the property, ughhhhhh! It needed so much work. Obviously I should look at other properties. We look, ... and looked.
There was one property that I was pretty sure that there was a drug bust going on directly across the street! Probably not the property for me. There were properties that were so far off the beaten trail on roads that needed so much work that I thought that we may get a flat tire. Probably not the right area. There was a nice piece of property 2 miles down a gravel driveway on an unmarked road. Not very business like. then I found almost the property. It had a barn and 2 arenas. It had horse fencing and was ready to go. Did it call me, ... NO. Of course not. The property that I kept going back to, was the property that needs so much work.
That's right, the 2nd property that we looked at! It is peaceful and therapeutic. It has a creek with running water on it in August of the hottest, driest summer in Austin. The trees are towering and I can see the sensory trail that we will create. I look forward to bringing the first Healing with Horses Ranch horses on to the property as they will have shade in their field for the first time in 11 years! Heaven!
No, it has no house and yes, it is in the flood plain. We will not be building any house on the property until after it rains. Does it rain in Austin? The plan for the next year or 2 will be to live in an RV on the property. We like to say we are simplifying! We are certainly starting a new adventure!