Jump to content
BC Boards
Mark Billadeau

We've started moving

Recommended Posts

I love the house but the barns are to die for! Lovely place!

 

Lana

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's incredible. Congratulations guys!

 

May I suggest a greywater system for the kitchen sink drainage? It could go straight to the vegetable garden, because my guess is you'll have one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I love the house but the barns are to die for! Lovely place!

 

Lana

Now that's a real farm woman/ranch woman for you - forget the house (okay, so you love it) and go whole-hog over the outbuildings!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Based upon the structure the left side of the house was built first in about 1820; the newer side of the house is still really old (plaster & lath).

 

The bank barn (3200 sqft) was built in two phases. The older right side has hand hewn rafters and the newer left side has rough sawn lumber. All the framing is held together with pegs.

 

Sue, yes we did get your package. Thanks! We're already using it.

 

There are several springs on the property (and a 3,000+ gal spring fed pond) that have run for generations; there is no need, at this time, to spend the money on a graywater system (which would require pumping up to likely garden locations.

 

Out buildings:

3200 sqft bank barn

1800 sqft dairy barn

approx 2500 sqft loafing shed (block wall/metal roof)

equipment shed/hog barn (wood)

equipment shed (block wall/metal roof)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BTW we met one of the current residents of the property: Angelina. She came trotting over to us when we were unloading stuff into the dairy barn. Having never been that close before, a face-to-face meeting with a bottle raised Limousin cow was a bit un-nerving.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will you be keeping cows now too?

 

I would be reserving space for horses. Kiger mustangs are my new obsession.

 

I am so jealous!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BTW we met one of the current residents of the property: Angelina. She came trotting over to us when we were unloading stuff into the dairy barn. Having never been that close before, a face-to-face meeting with a bottle raised Limousin cow was a bit un-nerving.

 

Don't offend her Mark. It's Adrianna, not Angelina. Yay! We finally have internet service again!

Renee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lovely, lovely, LOVELY!!!! I so love old farms <swooning here>. And YEAH for you getting it and not some ole dadburn blanky-blank developer!!!

 

Congrats again and let me know when that fence party is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm with Anna- those photos make me want to move back to New England! My old riding trainer's place in Maine looked much like that.

 

Could you take pics inside the barn? I'm minorly obsessed with old barns- I'd love to see what it looks like. Is there a hatch in the floor to push manure through for the pigs that would live below?

 

When you guys decide you need a farm manager, I'll be the first to apply... 250 sheep are a lot to keep up with :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MAJOR PROBLEM

 

Renee called Southern States to fill the fuel oil tanks. The driver could not fill the tanks (splashed back out of the fill pipe) because the fill and vent pipes are too small. Renee called the SS office and she was told that when the system was inspected (as part of the sale) the report indicated that they highly recommended the tanks and pipes be replaced due to corrosion and possible leaks. This information was not disclosed to us. I've called our agent who will be having the listing agent call us.

 

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh good grief! How frustrating for you. Do you have any recourse (aside from moving back out, which I'm sure isn't an option at this point)?

 

J.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We will wait to see how the listing agent and sellers handle this. I think legally they are in a bad spot for not disclosing the problem. I think they could have disclosed the results of the report and then said they would not pay for the fix. At that point we could have cancled or proceeded with the purchase contract.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The listing agent gathered info from the sellers. There was a communications problem between Southern States, teh sellers, and the listing agent; the sellers will be taking care of the oil tanks. This is a load off our minds.

 

 

We finally worked a couple of dogs on one of our fields (actually 1/2 of the field). :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats on the new farm ! looks like a beautiful place, cant beat those old Maryland Dairy farms, I wont be showing my wife your pictures !!! she would be insanely jealous LOL, being right off 70 is convienent, let me know when you are ready to give some lessons, Kip, Emma and I will be ready! good luck, Tom and Molly

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations! the house is wonderful!! your outbuildings are in much better shape than ours! I love living on a historical farm and still close to major transportation route. Glad you got your oil tank issues worked out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...