It has now been a little over a month since i put in the offer on the potential homestead. Supposedly a negotiator at Wells Fargo (the seller's bank) has it in hand and under consideration, and they will (hopefully) be making their decision soon.
I spent most of last weekend furiously sketching out potential gardening arrangements on a diagram of the property, trying to figure out what goes where.
I missed a free 8'x8'x16' fiberglass greenhouse on Craigslist. drats!
Got my Lehman's grain mill in the mail, and i've got a refurbished Excalibur 9-tray dehydrator on the way.
Things i'm trying to plan ahead for now: buying trees/shrubs, hoarding massive amounts of cardboard for sheet mulching, getting a small pickup truck (Toyota, Nissan, or Isuzu... nothing American, sorry USA), getting a dog, setting up bee boxes, getting a trailer to park by the lake for guests/fun (i'll call it the "lake house"), repurposing part of the pole barn for use as a goat house, building a chicken coop and greenhouse, setting up a clothesline and outdoor shower, walling off the dirt floor area of the basement for use as a root cellar.... the list goes on indefinitely.
I have actually started making physical lists of tasks to be done, so as to better organize my efforts.
Fingers still crossed!