Well, first an apology: If you were a faithful reader and you happen to still come around and read this, I’m sorry I stopped posting so abruptly. It didn’t seem right to be posting on my farm blog anymore since I had made the decision to take a hiatus from farming. But the time for an update is overdue, so here it goes…
First, we successfully sold our farm near Ottawa and we moved Sept 1. It was sad to leave the place behind even though we were only there for 3 years. I hope some of the work we put into the place will be appreciated by the new owners! We are now (temporarily) located in Kitchener. I was fortunate enough to get a job in Ottawa that transferred at my request to Waterloo so the move was very smooth. From September until now (December) we’ve been scouring southwestern Ontario for suitable farms, trying to determine the balance between many variables (proximity to family, proximity to work, supportive community, something we can afford, etc). The other major event this fall is that we had another baby on Oct 23rd.
Searching for a farm was both fun and frustrating, but it seems that the search may be coming to a close. I hesitate to add too many details here yet because the deal is far from finalized, but it looks like we will be buying a farm very close to St.Thomas. The aerial is shown above. I’m very excited and a little bit scared. It’s 40 acres, probably 25-30 tillable and has a nicely finished (but very small) house. It will be a long commute to my job but I work from home a lot and hopefully in the future my job will be at home!
I’ll post again soon once the deal is finalized.