My wife's parents own property that has been in the family for generations . There is a family cemetery on the property . Our plots are reserved there . I've been seriously considering going ahead & putting in the headstone .
I have a spot picked out down by the barn.... its easy digging there, plenty of dirt before getting to the rock. Have a neighbor with a backhoe so it shouldnt be too much problem fer Yvonne to call him over, dig a hole, toss my sorry carcass in and cover it up.
"Nothing so needs reforming as other peoples habits." Mark Twain
I'd like to have my ashes spread in the round sheepdog training pen at the top of the farm. I should have spread my mom's ashes at the wildlife area around one of the bluebird houses she took care of for so many year, but didn't.
Our ashes are all going to be scattered at the family farm. We've chosen the area on the side of the mountain near where my Dad used to sit on a huge rock sometimes during hunting season. Dad died first (5 years ago), so his ashes are there already. It's so peaceful to go there. I have a question too, if the OP doesn't mind. Would you mark the spot, (fence, headstones, monuments) or since in our case it's ashes, not actual burials, leave it "natural". Our family hasn't decided.
Why would anyone want to be buried on their place when probably after you die down the road your family will eventually sell the place & the new owners might not want a gravesite on the place unless there is already a cemetary on the place,that would be different...but just one grave???
As far as spreading your ashes,don't forsee a problem with this as long as the new owners in years to come don't know about it,might spook them a little...LOL...
I will be buried in the family cemetary....
When i bought this place years ago i did not know but there are two grave markers down along the field & found out later,one was from a favorite cow and another was from a favorite dog...have to admit its a pain to mow around...AND no one comes to visit the graves either..
My grandparents donated part of their homestead to be used for the local cemetery. It is very well kept and to date there are annual Memorial Day services. I plan to be buried in it beside my maternal great grandfather.
In addition to a marker provided for a veterans grave I wish to have a slab marker over my grave that has the family tree cut into it. Though expensive it will be quite an aid to future genealogists.
My plans might be different if I thought my daughter and husband might wish to be buried there rather than the town where he grew up or where they live now.
I am a part of the land that I work. The land is a part of me. That's why when my time on this world is done, I wish to be returned to it (ashes). It doesn't matter if the property is sold or given or whatever. New owners gonna be spooked by something like that? If they are that "flighty" then they aren't gonna last more than a year or two, anyway. Who cares what they think? Not me.
"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow the fields of those who don't."-Thomas Jefferson