It comes with a heavy heart but Roy and I have had to make some tough decisions over the weekend regarding the next chapter of our life. Our humble farm is going on the market this week. Late Friday afternoon we were not successful in our rental application due to a high number of people applying for the property. Just not lucky.
This leaves us back to square one and Roy starts his new job next Monday. After much consideration we think we will still rent first but will look at buying a property sooner than later down there (Byron Bay Hinterland) as rental prices are just ridiculous and we are better paying off a mortgage than renting.
Our next chapter in life is all about being a family, no more FIFO work for Roy, down size a little so we have more time for friends and family, have a support network and look after ourselves for a change. We have both declared what we want to achieve in our next adventure and I have to admit life is going to get pretty exciting.
What am I going to miss about Huthwaite Farm? The list is long but here are a few things I love. We have 11 acres of usable land, we have been clearing like crazy and we have the flattest block in our valley – just ask our neighbours. My vegetable garden is huge and super productive the soil has improved over the past couple of years and is now very fertile and can grow just about anything with no frost. My chicken mansion, it is a replica of my grandparents chickenpen and it functions so well. Our view, we have a stunning view that looks out over the coast and you can see the water yet you are surrounded by rolling hills. Blissful. Our block is ready to build a house, we have put in all the power, plumbing, telephone cables to the house site. I miss out this time building my dream home, maybe next time. However I hope who ever does buy it gets the opportunity to build something really special. Oh, our verandah, the best spot in the world to sit, soak up the view and relax.
I think I even might miss driving our tractor, love that thing. The saddest part will be missing out on how all the trees we have planted grow.
If you live on the Sunshine Coast and know of anyone who might be interested in buying our place please email me liz@strayedtable or share this post. Huthwaite Farm is located ten minutes from Palmwoods and Montville in the Hunchy Valley. We have a great community around us and I am going to miss them all like crazy.
Fingers crossed for an easy and quick sale.