Today we officially closed on the property that will become Whirl’d Works Farm!
Taking the advice of many a farmer and homesteader, our first goal was to eliminate debt. We set out on a plan to do just that! Several years later, after attacking the debt with greater fervor than we had planned, we found ourselves closer and closer to being in a position to buy. Today marks day one of owning our own small piece of Texas.
How did we get here?
Some people may balk at the idea that God does indeed have plans for His children, but we earnestly believe that is how we ended up where we are today. The entire time we were paying down our debt we occasionally looked at land for sale. We knew we weren’t yet in a position to buy, but we wanted to get a good idea of what was available. Then one Sunday afternoon, our youngest son was in an unusually bad mood and no matter what we tried we couldn’t get him to sleep.
Exhausting all other efforts, mom put him in the car and we went for a drive in the country. There was no end goal other than making sure our little guy got a good, long nap. Just before we turned back for home we found ourselves in a very pretty area that we hadn’t really been looking at. When we returned home we began browsing the internet for land for sale in that area.
We came across a few tracts that looked interesting and zeroed in on one particular tract. The following weekend we drove out to look at it. The area was beautiful, but the lot had issues we couldn’t see from satellite pictures. Disappointed we turned back down the road, but noticed “For Sale” signs on a few other lots. We pulled up next to a tract and both of us just had this strong feeling inside that we were “home.” I opened the gate and with each footstep both of us felt overwhelmed at the amount of peace that fell over us. This would be where we would stake our claim.
We met with the realtor the following weekend and with pen hovering over a contract, we submitted our offer. Hours later we had a signed contract. Going through the approval process took a little longer than we had anticipated, but today Whirl’d Works Farm is no longer a dream. It is real and it is ours!
We walked along the creek bed today and were still in awe that this was now OUR land! Our little man was really excited to get out and walk too! He had so much fun that as we walked back to the car he reached over for something and fell over, then decided that would be a nice place to take a nap.