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Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Big Reveal!

After months and months of looking at real estate listings on line and trekking around to quite a few properties (which was fun) we finally found the land where we will build our home (in  2-5 years). We have decided to retire here in upstate New York and wanted a wooded property in the country.

We have bought the 6.54 acres in Hannibal. It is loaded with maple trees, poplar and quaking aspen trees, pine trees, and unfortunately a very rambling thorny wild rose. But bit by bit we think we can get rid of that. It is a level lot, it already has a septic system, electrical pole and hook up to public water; I am glad not to have to rely on a well.  It is very lovely; sunny spots, shady spots and woodsy spots!

From the wooded path looking towards front of the property

Strange fuzzy vine on a lot of the trees. Anyone know what it is?

One of the "rooms" throughout the property, middle left of photo

The house we build will be situated in this area

The road in front of the property; ends in acres of corn fields

Large rocks near front gate; can't wait to do some planting here
Now we just have to name the property!

Our other favorite property, the 5-acre former marijuana "plantation" with pond, turned out to be less than 4 acres and NO pond. So disappointing, it really was gorgeous there. The 1855 cobble stone house in Sodus with 25 acres was going to be a very hard and involved venture, not to mention with 25 acres the taxes were high. But we did think about it for several days. The woodsy 9 acres was very dark, had a very narrow winding road to the property, and there were already several houses close by with more property for sale.

So I think we made a very good choice and I look forward to sharing the story. We close the deal on October 7th, and are planning a big bonfire. The leaves should be changing by then too! Autumn colors!!


Magic Love Crow said...

Fantastic!! So happy for you Robin!! I think you made an excellent choice ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful and the photos aee beautiful, I think you made a wonderful choice, , enjoy your new space, love he sound of the bonfire!!!!

Introverted Art said...

oh wow Robin, the land is beautiful...

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

This is gorgeous land! It looks full of magic and enchantment. May you be very happy there. Minerva x

The Boston Lady said...

Congratulations Robin! It looks absolutely lovely and something wonderful to look forward to. Ann

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Jacquelineand.... said...

Congratulations Robin, that looks like a wonderful place to retire!

That hairy vine? Um, that's poison ivy...

oldgreymare said...

Congrats. How thrilled you must be!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wonderful! Congratulations -- you're one of the landed gentry now.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Congratulations on your purchase. All the blessings that can be bestowed on this future living site are wished for you and hubby. It will be as you wish and hope for. Oma Linda

Chatelaine said...

Congratulations. It looks fantastic. I look forward to hearing more about your plans.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations :-)

Sounds like a perfect place!

But I wonder if that's a vine? Looks more like some kind of lichen when looking close. But then again, I know very little of the plants on the American continent :-)

Looking forward too see and read more about this :-)

Have a great day!

Kallan Kennedy said...

Wow, Robin.. that's PERFECT!! So happy for you!

The "fuzz" is actually a form of poison ivy, so be careful in touching it!

Wishing you the very best!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations! A lovely piece of land. With a gorgeous building spot. And a huge plus with so many of the utilities. May you have many years of joyous memories there.

Did you see any leaves on the vine? I saw vines similar to that in Arkansas - the "fur" was actually small roots. The vine in Arkansas was poison ivy. Poison Ivy can be confused with Woodbine - their leaves are similar. Remember this jingle - Leaves of three let it be (poison ivy has three-lobed leaves), Leaves of five (woodbine) left alive. Always identify any plant before handling it and always wear gloves!

AkasaWolfSong said...

Oh I love the look and feel of the property you've chosen Robin! Congratulations are in order! :)

You'll have to keep us posted on the progression too.

Many Beautiful Blessings on your new abode,

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Congratulations!! What a gorgeous piece of property. I can't wait to retire, I want to do the exact same thing, just a different province!!

Ashling said...

Congratulations!! That's so awesome; I hope you visit the land often before it's habitable just to get to know it. Would love to talk (email) with you about your experience buying property w/o a house; linda & I have just begun looking into purchasing some land we found in a blissful location. We've bought houses, but never just property, and there are definite difference. Would you mind if I picked your brain a wee bit?