OK, we may have found some land! I am trying not to get my hopes up too much, but it is hard when the search has been so fruitless so far! Instead of trying to find land that is already up for sale, I went onto the city mapping system and just searched for property that looked like it might be a good place to live. Then I sent out ~16 letters to people asking if any of them would be interested in selling some land. I got one phone call with a “No”. So, I decided to call some people up and after a bunch of “no’s” got one guy who said “actually, we’ve been thinking about it. Why don’t you come out and take a walk around and we’ll talk” So, we went out to his property on Saturday to look. He owns 22 acres. Most of it is wooded. They have a small farm and house, which they will keep. The property has a beautiful stream, a mix of hardwoods and pine trees, it’s rolling land, and it backs up to a 180 acre wilderness/park owned by the city (which is bordered by the French Broad River!). And it is a 10 minute bike ride for Toby to get to work. It’s basically just outside of the downtown city! It would be absolutely perfect!! It’s an older couple and he wasn’t feeling well when we were there, so we told them to think about how much land they would want to part with and at what price and we will call them in the next few days. I really hope this works! I can already see where the chicken coop will go, how the picnic table will sit right by the stream, blah, blah, blah….. Oh, I need to stop day dreaming until I know this is for sure! Wish me luck!