Just Bought a Little Hobby Farm

I am going to retire early in about a year and a half. I will still be in my early 50′s and so far I am in pretty good health. Sue and I have just now bought a little hobby farm. For now we can not do much. Both of us have a pretty long commute from there to our jobs and so we just have a few chickens, a little herd of goats and a rather large garden. We went ahead and signed up for a Texas ADT security system and the monitoring. We are both going to be away for big parts of the day and this place is well off the main road. If some guy decided to break in and rob us, no one would ever see him unless they happened to wander in off the highway. So a good security system seems like a very wise investment right now.

The farm used to be part of a large ranch. There is an oil well on the Southern property line, but they did not sell me the mineral rights. Continue reading