I have looked off and on for a piece of land for quite a few years now to call my own. Land was out there, but it was either too high priced or it just didn't tickle my fancy. I wanted mature timber, pasture, fields I could plant and water. That's a hard combination for a man on a tight budget, most everything around here in my budget is either young pines or clearcut. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it just wasn't what I wanted. I finally found the piece of property I was looking for last July, 40 miles from my house. It's close enough to get there but far enough away to stay there for however long I can. I closed on it a short 30 days later and the rest is history. All the neighbors are fairly good-sized property owners, so I don't have to worry about 30 different land owners slipping over shooting my place up and stealing my tractor when I'm not there. The few neighbors that are close by have came by to visit and see what I've done with the place and they have all seemed like super nice folks, it makes me feel even better about finding this piece of land when and where I did. They've all let me know if I need anything to give them a call, whether it was a stuck tractor, or if I left and forgot to turn the water off all I had to do was call. Here's my 241 acre place that I'll live when if I ever retire. Approx. 100 acres of regenerative pines ready for a first thin, 90 acres of hardwoods, and 50 acres of fields and bottomland with 1 mile of a good-sized creek running through it.