If you can stand the weather, there is a wonderful opportunity next door. A neat modern house with a heated detached 2-car garage-workshop and some outbuildings set on 22 acres of heavily-wooded land. The garden spot is wonderful, and a whole lot more level than mine. The property is listed at nearly $140K, but the owners are stressed to the max and NEED to move so they will accept a lot less. If you are a shrewd negotiator, you could end up with a New Holland tractor-loader rolled into the deal. The old guy's health has declined precipitously, and his wife wants to return to the relative safety of MA, where their sons live. Interested? Shoot me a PM and I'll take some pix. My wife and I seriously considered buying them out, until they hooked up with a realtor that planted big numbers in their heads in a saturated housing market. (Ack!) We would have had to buy an intervening piece of property in order to efficiently bring out the timber on the back side of the property (I own the only bridge across the stream dividing our plots) and my wife would have had to take over most of the tasks associated with acting as landlords of the property until we got the house and a reasonably-sized lot sold off. With those complications, we passed.