Well, it's finally come our way. We've owned our few acres for 2 years and a couple months now. We contacted the guy who owns 115 acres of crop land that surrounds us about selling us a few more acres. He's willing. As long as we pay the astronomical price per acre he's fixing to get selling the property to a developer. :grit: So, we spent an hour pulling our hair out, and trying to figure out what to do. Stop plans on adding livestock? Those folks are going to complain about roosters and buck goats. Add more livestock? They might prefer pigs! :1pig: An hour later, an old friend we had been expecting drove up for a couple days visit. When he had called, we thought he just wanted to visit...but he had an ulterior motive. He was coming by to try to talk us into going in with him and his wife on a big chunk of land, and then dividing it in two. He didn't think we'd want to move, but they figured they'd try. So, keep your fingers crossed...this could all work out! I'll be doing the land/area search while hubby is deployed. They'll fly in to look at anything good. We can buy now, build, and still be sold out here before the developers get going full swing. (I think/hope). And the best part? We've been neighbors with these folks several times in the past, thanks to the military. We've been 'across the street' neighbors, 'around the corner' neighbors, and 'down the road a piece' neighbors. He has come up from Florida to meet my hubby in Georgia to go deer hunting. They came up from Florida for my graduation party. They're real friends that I know I can count on, and they know the same about us. :buds: Sometimes things really can work out. :clap: Now if we can just get the pieces of this puzzle to fall gently into place... Meg No comments really necessary...just getting this off my chest.