We're still searching for land...any thoughts on hilly farms? I'm looking for some advice, pros and cons, thoughts, etc. Around here there's not much else to choose from. I love the location, just wondering what I need to know and consider before purchasing a parcel which may be all hills and folds. The last few pieces we've looked at are very hilly, not much flat land at all. A few fairly level knolls for possible homesites. One we are pretty serious about, here are some links to pics... http://img77.photobucket.com/albums/v235/doublemercury/f92d8500.jpg http://img77.photobucket.com/albums/v235/doublemercury/c7922d80.jpg http://img77.photobucket.com/albums/v235/doublemercury/c546f606.jpg http://img77.photobucket.com/albums/v235/doublemercury/9a72e8e8.jpg http://img77.photobucket.com/albums/v235/doublemercury/6804efcf.jpg It's a 30 acre parcel, good access off paved dead-end road, needs farm road/driveway put in, has electric on property but no well/septic yet. Small creek branch near road and old log barn where a momma and baby horse currently live. Property is completely fenced with wire mesh. Our intended use is to build a house and possibly a couple other outbuildings, for animals/equipment. We would like a small-family-sized veggie garden, an herb garden, some fruit trees and bushes. We also want to keep bees, chickens, and eventually a few pastured animals, not sure what kind yet. The biggest questions in our minds right now are about the siting of house and buildings, and the maintenance of the pasture area until and even after we have grazers. Any ideas, thoughts or other questions for us to consider would be much appreciated.