Prep Tuesday—That Elusive Property Search

We haven’t had a lot of time lately to look for land, what with work schedules and school times, but on our last little adventure, I swear I heard banjos . . . and saw a still.

Why is it that places with the most “beware of dog,” “keep out,” and “no trespassing” signs are the places that NO ONE IN HIS RIGHT MIND would want to go to?

We did find one, but it’s not quite right. My husband likes it because it’s flat—I don’t object to flat, but it’s also about two-thirds open pasture. The opposite of what we want. So it’s on the “maybe” list, along with the lake property that adjoins the prison and the one with that huge cave.

The closest we’ve come to our ideal is about 90 minutes away, 40 acres, electric on site, a decent, wide trail all the way through (not quite a road), and a clearing in the middle.

The problem is the location itself: to get to it, you have to drive past half a dozen or more mobile homes right on the road. Sadly, even though they appear to be condemned and have most of their contents strewn around the yards, they are indeed inhabited.

Then, when you get to the turn-off to the property, there’s a deeded easement. Deeded, I’m okay with that—but for a couple hundred yards or so, on the easement, are several large piles of junk. Ugh.

So, yeah, if we could roll up this property and move it, that’d be great . . .

We were really hoping to find the right spot before now, but that’s not going to happen. And yes, there were things we could do there in the winter, to get the place ready: clearing brush, knocking down a few trees, putting in a gravel road. Now that will wait until spring, likely, unless we get lucky before then.

Where, oh where is it???



3 comments on “Prep Tuesday—That Elusive Property Search

  1. I’d be worried about meth labs out there.


  2. Keep looking, the right property will show up. The last thing anyone needs is a neighborhood with a garbage-dump mentality.


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