too much

Posted: 01/22/2009 in house

is 5 acres too much? 

there are 43,560 sq ft in an acre. when my house is 1560. this makes me feel like 5 acres is a mass amount of land. 

but then i think of what we would need it for. 

some different things i’ve dreamed about


diary cow (daisy or betsy will be her name! tee hee unless my child(ren) beat me to naming her)

eric wants a shop

my garden

trees and trees

play area for the kiddos

mini putt putt (children to run/manage, 10 yr from now)


paintball field (again, if we have boys… something they may want to start up to making money…) 

then 5 acres feels like nothing!!!! 


what do you think????

  1. MC says:

    DO not think it’s too much! Once the house gets built and you “settle” in you’ll be thankful for the space. That gives you room for a garden, a shop, a play area, SPACE for kids to run around and be kids. 5 is so nice! 🙂

  2. Pam Sparks says:

    sure go for five – keeps the crops farther away from your house too!

  3. chelsea says:

    sounds nice! If i had that option, i’d def. go for it!

  4. jenifriend says:

    tell you what…if i could find five acres of land around here i’d take it in a heartbeat. my garden will consist of fresh herbs in my kitchen by the window, and hopefully a small plethora of items in a corner of our yard…no big time stuff because we won’t have the space!!

  5. Shonya says:

    Five isn’t too much–esp around here! 🙂 Besides, it gives you room to grow and breathe, and keeps neighbors from getting too close. (I’m not antisocial, I PROMISE, it’s just nice not to live on top of one another!)

  6. Bree says:

    5 is a good number. when you go to get your loan the loaning institutes require (most of the time) 3 acres for your septic /sewer system. and that 3 acres can not include the right of way. so they say if you have 4 or 5 you will be safe and not have to worry about whether the loan will go thru or not. just fyi! been there, done it.

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