Nine days until we close on Water Oaks Farm! “How did you end up with a farm?” you might ask… Well, it all happened one day while we were being nosy neighbors. There was an open house down the road and we wanted to see the inside so we decided to pop in and check it out. We hit it off with the realtor, Judy, and told her that we were thinking of moving but that we had some pretty strict requirements.
- At least 1,500 square foot house
- A guest house
- A stocked fish pond
- No home owners association
- Close to work
- We have to be able to AFFORD it!!!
So, we met Judy on Sunday and on that Tuesday received photos and information on the soon to be Water Oaks Farm. It was perfect. Absolutely PERFECT! We rushed out to see it and it was love at first sight! Keep in mind, with our list of demands, we planned on moving in a year or two if we were lucky, not a matter of months! It is CRAZY!
But we were… youngish… and in love and it is our dream so we signed on the dotted line and as I type this we are 9 days away from closing. As soon as we can get the barn roof repaired, then we will welcome our miniature donkeys, Mary Louise and Rucio, 7 and 9 months respectively. On our last visit to the Elevenses Llama & Miniature Donkey Farm, Contessa gave birth to Estelle and we were there to witness the whole thing! It was amazing. And after that, we just HAD to have her. Since miniature donkeys are not weaned until they are 6 months, Estelle will not be joining our merry herd until March, so we will just have to visit in the meantime.
The NC State Fair is ramping up to open on October 14! YIPPEE!!! Our plan is to buy some chickens (layers) and ducks (pets) at the Fair. I would like to get some (delicious) Muscovy ducks but Eric is reluctant. He would rather have pretty ducks. Hasn’t he heard of ‘the ugly duckling’? No matter… I will be happy to wake up every morning and look out over my pond, feed my chickens and love on my donkeys! Photos to come soon! Bye-