Johnny and I have quietly been browsing real estate for the last few months, hunting for a place where the horses can live with us. I couldn’t sell him on 80 acres in the middle of nowhere that would allow me to realize my cross-country course fantasies, but we did find a compromise.
This mini farm sits on just under 7 acres and includes a house, a large pasture, a 4 stall barn with a tack room, wash stall and bathroom, a paddock, a shop, and a 3-sided storage shed for hay and equipment.
The best part of all is that this place is literally right next door to the barn! I’ll be able to use the barn’s arenas while still having Moe and Gina (and any future horses) at home.
There are some other perks, too. It’s closer to Tulsa than our current house. Johnny’s commute will stay about the same. My commute will increase to about 45 minutes each way, but I’ve been approved to work from home a few days a week. The house also has enormous closets and bathrooms, which makes me want to weep with joy. Oh yeah, and it has this pool:
We’re unlikely to move in before fall, as we have a lot of packing to do in our current house (not to mention a master bathroom to finish remodeling) and want to make some changes to the new house before moving (mostly cosmetic things like painting).
I’m super excited, though! It’s been years since I lived with my horses, and I can’t wait to see them every day.