|The yellow in the foreground is goldenrod in bloom growing on the tillable portion.|
One of the parcels they found is in my neighborhood. It is about forty acres. Ten of the acres are tillable. None of it is high enough for a conventional drain field.
|The sugar maple log in the foreground was left by the crew clearing the power right-of-way.|
Most of the rest of the property was very aggressively timbered off very recently. Brush will come up thicker than hairs on a dog's back in a year or two but it cannot be called "woods" by any stretch of the imagination.
|Five acres is in 20' tall, young forest with American Elm as the primary species.|
The seller is asking in the neighborhood of $4500 per acre which seems like a pretty stiff price for the amount of tillable, the drainage and where they left the woods in terms of standing wood. So basically the buyer would be paying $180k plus annual property taxes to have a place to hunt deer.
I shared those thoughts with my nephew, not to trash-talk the property but as a potential tool to beat-down the price. I suspect the seller is desperate for cash, and needs a quick sale otherwise it makes no sense to have timbered off the standing timber when they did.
Bonus fall pictures
|The calves are in one of the back paddocks. This is the high-tech watering solution.|
|Sunflowers at The Country Mill. The Country Mill is an orchard and a destination for parents who want to expose their children to agricuture.|
|I am baffled by the amount of corn that has already dried down. I wonder if so much acreage was planted that they had to dip into seed of -90 day corn. Or maybe there was a labeling mix-up.|
|I stumbled across this little oak tree and was puzzled by the heavy acorn load. It looks like Chinquapin Oak (Q. muehlenbergii) which is a shy bearer of small acorns. These acorns were much larger than typical for the species|
|Image of a branch showing the acorn load. I may have to get some scion wood and see if I can graft it to something around here.|
The same road with the Chinquapin Oak(?) also had a large stand of Kentucky Coffeetrees growing up-to and arching over the road. Ideal for seed collecting.