I am really hustling this time of year when I am not selling my produce I am working to pick it and prepare it, Really good chance I will be selling my 3 acres and good home with all amenities and basically trade it for 60 acres pretty raw land so will be really busy this fall also when/if I move I will be just 4 miles from library computers and I promise this winter I will participate much more and will fill you all in on my thoughts experiences and progress.I just dont have the time now as I have to make hay while the grass is green. My present place is wonderful but near a busy road that seperates part of the property, it borders a national forest has two wells also a spring above hill in the national forest I can tap, a large organic garden that I can make a very basic frugal living on if I expand the lettuce beds a lot, Problem is it's just 2 acres and I have 4 cows 200 free range poultry of miriad varieties, milk goat, rabbits and more and I am just about utilizing every bit of the place and grazing the cows on the right of way and worring about cars when I cross the road twice a day with them to get back and forth to the barn and pasture for milking. I was blessed? with the opportunity to buy 80 acres near green forest AR it is about an hour 15 min away from the excellent farmers market in Fayetteville so I will probably only be able to sell there saturdays when it is packed with buyers right now I am selling tues morn thurs morn/eve and sat mornings.I can sell when I live at green forest in eureka springs its 25 miles away and the manager tells me it is a good place he makes as much as he did in fayetteville on thursdays Still anytime you move it's scary I guess. Definitely the gas costs/wear and tear are more but right now I am 45 min away from any market and 20 min from the nearest real store at the new place I will be 4 miles away from a library with computers which means I will be communicating with ya"ll a lot more in the winter also there are jobs near by if I should ever have to (shudder) work for others again.I could sell my place and if I sell 20 of the 80 to my mom I will have it paid for so I would be trading my present wonderful home for 60 acres with a 600 square foot rough plywood home/no plumbing but electric (smallest box I have seen maybe 50 amps) and a garage size 12k steel building it has a half mile long drive way thru two gates that I would need a 4 wheeler to get in and out of being rather rough in places infact I cant even get in now past the front gate with out filxing where it is washed out (the culverts over a usually dry stream were blocked up and after a heavy rain it flooded) I will have to build chicken houses to house my birds the ones there are way to small and in disrepair and pole barns for the cows/hay it is owner financed as I am selling my present home also.The best part is I have two years from when I make a down payment before the interest and payments start according to the verbal aggreement that will soon be done up by a lawer. So what do you all think? am I making a mistake? The new place will be a lot of work blood sweat tears and expence but I think perhaps worth it for the secluded location (no nais police will see my unchipped animals from the road anyway!) I think being realitively young and hard working I can make that place work and it has a lot of potential, I would like to do you pick berries eventually.Most of the place is rugged also and sadly the owner wants to log it first being steep I am concerned that all the soil will erode away. I guess I am not the first to struggle with this type of scenario my wife is against the whole thing and loves are present home though I am certain she will grow to love the other as well.Hope I asked you all a question in there some place, I have to go to work now again. Thanks for your thoughts missing ya"ll and looking forward to participating again in the winter with more regularity.Did not proofread this so sorry if it is sloppy.