Is anyone else looking to head towards country-living? We've been doing the urban homesteading thing for a few years now but now our life is changing and we're going to be looking for an honest-to-goodness house in the country. We're looking into West Virginia and Tennessee at the moment. I wouldn't mind Missouri either but DH is against it. Our house just has to sell, and that might be next month, or it could be a year from now. Yargh.
I'm excited about some things that we can do that we couldn't in the city. Goats, chickens, a REAL garden (not just herbs in a container!!). Down the line I'd like a cow and maybe even a horse, but not for a while.
I've lived in rural areas before but only as a kid and I've never been in charge of chores or anything... I *know* I dig the isolation and the pace of life. I feel much more at home in the middle of nowhere than I do in a strip mall or city. But I'm a little scared of being far away from the hospitals (for the kids) and being in charge of animals, etc. But oh well. I'm also scared of my kids running out in traffic in the city, so I guess that's going to be the same no matter where we are, there will be something to worry about.
We have a pretty low budget of about 100-120K for a house with a little bit of acreage, but there are some properties that look promising... Still have only seen them online though so who knows. But we only have that to work with so it's going to be modest for sure. Oh well. I'm looking on it as an adventure.
Any other aspiring country folk?