Farm research/holiday plans!

Well things are continuing to move along at the Little Old Cottage.  We have given the bedrooms at the front of the house a quick coat of paint, finished off the skirting boards and laying the quad so they are now ready for when we put the house on the market in a couple of months time.  In the meantime Will finally has his own room and the little boys are sharing the big bedroom which was the original master.  It is SO wonderful to give Will his much needed space, I'm a little concerned about going tiny whilst we build but knowing it is only for a season I'm sure we will make do.




The cottage now has a shiny brand new roof over both the old section as well as the new section and she is fully insulated for the first time ever in her life, so warm and cozy!  The cottage is going to make a wonderful, warm, comfortable home for her next family.  I will be proud to hand her over when the time comes.

Tess and Aggie enjoying the wood fire.

We have booked a holiday for the first week of the upcoming school holidays to start to seriously look at farms.  (can you believe it?!)  Our goal is to have the cottage on the market in a few short months time so we will need to be able to put on an a cash offer and move swiftly when the time comes.  We are spending about 5 nights in Bathurst with a day trip into Sydney to explore the surrounding district and then heading up to Port Macquarie, Tamworth and another short stop off on our way home, the name of the town escapes me at this moment.  There will be some big days in the car but these boys of mine are troopers.

Aggie in her new knits to keep her warm whilst we are away.  This little terrier hates being cold!

Our goal for our farm is for it to be good value for money, to be close to a good centre, high rainfall and a property suitable for grazing, there will probably be a fair bit of scrub on it.  It wont be perfect, but it will be a starting point from where we can live debit free, and lease further land from if we so desire.  Seeing as we are moving away from friends and family anyway, it leaves the options wide open for where we are willing to move too in many regards.  Its going to be a big move and an even bigger adventure!

Well, on that note I had better get packing.  Our goal is to have the car loaded tonight and head off first thing in the morning.  Wish me luck!

Much love,
Emma
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  1. Enjoy your holiday, Emma, and your farm-hunting too. Meg☺

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    1. Thanks meg, day one was looooong!! The kids did great! Today we will be exploring locally. A little food shopping for simple meals.

      Xx

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  2. The cottage looks lovely! I hope your search is fruitful, and you find your farm. Grace to you and yours in your journey. Patricia

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  3. Oh what fun! Enjoy yourselves. Nothing like a nice drive in the car, in the countryside.

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    1. Yes, the 16hr day yesterday in the car was pushing the friendship a little I must say! But time to explore and stretch our legs today!

      Xx

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  4. sounds exciting! let the adventures begin!
    try to enjoy the journey as well
    best of luck!
    thanx for sharing

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  5. Emjoy your exploration and adventures.

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    1. Thank you Jane! I always wonder if one of these days Ill randomly run into a reader on my travels!

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  6. House is looking great - you guys are doing such a good job there.
    Have a great time on your farm-hunting trip. I'm intrigued to hear about your scouting locations. I'm originally from central west NSW so I know the Bathurst area really well. Hope it all goes well and you guys have a nice holiday among all the driving and researching. Good luck.
    Cheers,
    Laura

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    1. The areas around Bathurst are scrubbier areas, so grazing under bush. Dorper/goat country, though we have Grants woodroches and are interested in doing free range heratage chickens also. The big draw card that Bathurst holds is the region and facilities. Ill take some pics and post them next post. Though this trip is primarily a research trip so when the tI I’ve comes we know exactly what we are looking for.
      Xx

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  7. Have a great family holiday and it will be exciting to look for a farm and become debt free....well deserved.

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  8. Have a great trip and find what you like and rule out what is not suitable. Can't wait to hear all your thoughts on what you see. Have a safe trip!

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  9. Exciting times ahead for you all! Enjoy your holiday and your hunting

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  10. That's exciting, Emma. Congratulations on all of your hard work. Forward movement always brings rewards. Enjoy your trip!

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  11. What a fantastic time for you and the family. I look forward to seeing what you find and making your dream a reality!

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