I have been looking and on a lot of days dreaming (because of my current budget and income) for farm land. One of my life passions is to build and test the concepts of "convertible community development". It has been no secret, I have attempted it before and people know about it! I have one acquaintance whom I have discussed my passion with many times of the past few years. On 8/25/2012 he sent me a text message with a link to a landflip.com ad for some land. The location seemed right because there is a specific geographical area that I have been interested in, check! The price seemed right because they were willing to finance the entire purchase with only a small down payment, check! So what do you do when you see an opportunity? You gas up he car, pass on the information to others who also may be interested and drive down! I am logical so I needed to go down and look around, look at the land and get a "feel" of the space. I had pulled the plat map off the owner's website and got my bearings and wandered through the land. Its sandy, there are lots of trees but I can see the vision coming to life! After leaving I called the owner and expressed my interest. I added up my money and made an offer. I offered a lower price per acre than the owner initially asked and asked if they would group 2 of the parcels into the deal which would give me 2 adjoining parcels (3.64 & 3.79 acres) for a total acreage of 7.43 acres. My offer was accepted and promptly went onto my online banking and had them send a check for the down payment. By 8/31/2012 my contracts were in the mail and by 9/11/2012 I had my very own address (actually 2 of them - 1 for each parcel) in Deepstep, Georgia! I got a new journal and titled it "Today I Bought A Farm!" It's green of course! (And on a side note one of my friends bought the 6 acres next to me so I know my neighbor!) By the way that cute red roof building IS the city hall, library and water department of Deepstep, Georgia!