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The Virginia Farm is in Good Hands

[ 0 ] August 30, 2009 |
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Our place.As some of you may have read in a previous post, we were looking for a caretaker for our place in Virginia. Well we found one and she’s great! In fact, I think many of you might enjoy reading her frugal/simple living blog.

So far Mary has managed to help out a great deal and my decision to find a caretaker instead of renters is proving to be a good one. Below are a few of Mary’s blog posts about her new home and rural Virginia community adventures:

Mary Arrived in Virginia!
The Chicken and Goat House Project
Debt Reduction Post (with VA photos)
Waste Management, an Awakening
Guinea Fowl, First Critters on the Farm

One of these days my wife and I would like to have a few cabin rentals on the property and operate it as a farmstay. Families will be able to come in from the city and let the kids play with the farm animals; Couple will be able to spend a quiet weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia; Travelers can stop along their Blue Ridge Parkway adventure to rest and recuperate on the farm. And my family will have a diversified income, which will bring us one step closer to self-sufficiency in the sense that our income is made on the farm.

Big plans require time and preparation. We’re not expecting this to happen any time soon, but the knowledge that we have a great property in a beautiful location close to a major interstate and scenic parkway makes my workday in the office that much more enjoyable. And having Mary take care of the place in the meantime is a blessing.

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Category: Sustainable Living

About Everett: Everett writes about voluntary simplicity. This blog catalogs his search for "the good life" as he tries to strike a balance between work and play; freedom and responsibility; simplicity and comfort. View author profile.

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