Friday, July 29, 2005

a new home in Maine

My posts have been infrequent and, for the most part, off topic for quite a while now. Sorry for the paucity of book related info. I hope you'll understand. Samantha and I have been planning our move for quite a while now, and after the sale of our place here in Brooklyn, things accelerated nicely. To add fuel to the fire, we found a place in Maine, made a bid this past Monday, and spent the last week gritting our teeth hoping that another bidder wouldn't beat us to the punch. We'll we're in contract now, and assuming the inspections go well, we will be closing on the 25th of August.

The new home is a mid 19th century farmhouse, with some later day renovations, and three attached barns, all on 18.5 acres of mixed farmland and forest. I fully expect that in no time at all, we will have an operational vineyard (for late harvest wines, naturally), bees, truffles, peacocks, goats, vicuna, alpacas and whatever other ridiculously impractical ideas we can come up with. More news soon.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

farm dreams

Been getting a bit carried away lately - reading more books about farming, daydreaming about erosion, and viewing tractors for sale on eBay. Our move still seems a long way off, but seems more real all the time.