Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
I only just noticed that you live in Mass. - its like a lot of this end of the east coast - CT is just the same - lots and lots of wooded acreage, most of it 'derelict' in terms of management (or lack of!) and a lot of it relatively new in the greater scheme of things as agricultural folk quit fighting the elements here and moved to states with more farming friendly weather.
It took us ages to find a property here with pasture land and had to pay a lot more for it than we would if we'd bought the same house in the middle of a wood.
On the plus side you will increase the property value if you create pasture land but on the downside, you'll only sell it on for that increased value if you can find a buyer that wants open land enough to pay extra for it - for example, horse owners or a hobby farmer with just a few sheep, goats, alpacas or llamas.
Just winging it is not a plan