A born and raised northeastern, I’ve lived in all kinds of houses (and a couple of hovels too) but never on a farm. It’s been a dream of mine to find a big old farmhouse and wake up to gather eggs from the hen house. Sure, I could do that here or even in Rhode Island, but it’s not the same.
A classic historic farmhouse with an attached barn is what draws me in, time and time again, and when Mr. EOS and I find ourselves in New Hampshire or Vermont, he knows he’s in for circling the backroads. And likely a call to a local realtor.
I browse alot of websites looking for farms and I’m amused at what passes for a farm today in real estate speak.
In searching that term today I found The Gentleman Farm that has no farm component to it at all, usually just a beautiful house. I found The Farms, the name of a new development. I found alot of Equestrian properties, but I don’t see that as a farm. I want a bone fide 18th century farmhouse with alot of land and a giant barn attached to the end of the house.
I don’t know what I’d do if I actually did find the farm of my dreams. Either of these would do in a pinch!