Sunday, September 13, 2015
Ahoy!!! I see land!
It doesn't look like much...but it's ours.
It took 6 long months...but it's ours.
11 more or less acres.
Every year we see in the local newspaper land tax sales.
Property sales of people who aren't paying their taxes.
They haven't paid them for 2 years.
So every year there's some in the paper.
This year we thought we'd give it a go.
See how it works.
We had a little bit in the bank and like Dave said, "they aren't making anymore land"
It's hard to get land...well affordable land anyway.
So on a cold March day we marched into the municipal office for our first tax sale.
It was a bit intimidating at first, since most of the bidders were
wealthy, seasoned landowners and business people.
We had our eye on three pieces of land. We actually won two!!!!
But even after the land sale, the property owner still has 6 months to come up with the money.
In my opinion, if you're two years behind in your taxes, you shouldn't be given another chance.
But that's me, I'm mean like that. ;)
So after a month or so, we lost one of the properties. Bummer.
It was my favourite one.
Oh well. This must be where they get the saying, "You win some, you lose some."
Ok, maybe not.
So Friday we got the official letter stating that the property was ours!!
what to do with 11 acres of wooded land.
I want to get it clear cutted and put goats on it!!!
No, not really.
I do want to clear cut it, but to plant Haskaps.
Dave thinks I'm nuts.
He's not sure what to do with it.
So, dear readers...you'll have to stay tuned to see what's going to become of our
newly acquired land.
Just a head's up.....
this could take a while.
Have a Blessed Day