Greetings from the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. DH and I are always thinking and talking about buying our little bit of heaven one day and getting away from it all. Trouble is, around these parts land has ZOOMED up from about $1,000 an acre five years ago to $2,500 - $3,500 an acre for the same land. Also too, civilization is slowly creeping in where there once were no PLANNING AND ZONING laws now there are. Once where there were no building codes or inspections now there are. De long arm o' de law is creeping ever-so imperceptively into every single aspect of life and frankly, I think it stinks. Therefore, we are checking out other places. Can you folks let me in on what land goes for in your neck of the woods and what kind of "rules and regulations" a body has to deal with just to have a little farm to call their own? Thanks everybody for your input. donsgal.