So, we are looking at a small farm to purchase finally! We've seen a couple now, and man I am cross eyed from the various "stories", people, and properties that we've come across We went to look at a 5.25 acre farm last weekend. The owners just put a new roof on it so we couldn't go in the house (needed a final inspection), and the 2 barns were locked as well since the owners have moved already. We're going back on Saturday to look in the house and barns.
Of course there's some maintenance issues and the barns are filled with junk (owners will empty before we would move in). The one barn has this falling apart wooden structure thing behind it that would go, and as long as the house and inside of the barns look livable, we may put in an offer.
Here's the issues:
1. There's no water out to the pastures...is it that hard to just use hoses?
2. There's no fencing around the pastures.
I realize number 2 is a fairly big deal, but I think with the right man power I have come up with something. I need something cheap (I know, but all money would be for the down payment), and sturdy. My mare has gotten out of hot tape before and I refuse to use wire. I actually saw where a person used T-posts (I know someone that has quite a few that I could get for almost nothing, then buy more) and wood boards. They bolted the boards on using the holes in the T-posts that are behind the clips.
Has anyone else ever seen or done this? How would your secure the corners and do the gates? Would it even be worth it?
Here is the farm: