I love this view of Bedlam Farm, the old farmhouse surrounded by its barns and sheds and outbuildings. Bedlam Farm has been for sale for a few weeks not. I am not a patient person and get frustrated easily, yet I don’t feel that about the sale of the farm. I am so confident about it that I want to buy this New Bedlam Farm we love right now but the former girlfriend and the realtor say no, not a good idea. I have learned to listen to cooler heads than mine. We offered to pay a small monthly fee if they would hold it for us on a contingency basis but they understandably said no. So we are waiting and our new home is waiting. It just feels right to both of us. Great barn for the donkeys, and workspace for Maria and me. (She gets two big buildings, she wants me in the former hog pen.)
It will be this new place or better.
I can see the people who will buy the farm. A couple who want a nice place on a quiet country road that they don’t have to fix up, or a family from Connecticut, Long Island or New York City who want to come to the country and have some animals and need solid barns, outbuildings and good fences and water systems. People keep cautioning me about the market, as they do about so many things, but I just see it happening and we are both excited about it.
So that’s the update. Lots of buzzing around, cars driving by with cameras taking long looks, some phone calls to the realtor, lots of hits on the Prebble website. I drove by the New Bedlam Farm and whispered out the car window that we are coming.