So we have resorted to running ads in local papers, and online. Surprisingly, we have had two responses so far! Sadly, neither farm was within one hour of our day jobs, so we had to pass.
I am hoping that somewhere out there, as someone drinks their morning coffee, they see our ad and say "hmmm...we have thought about selling the farm. Let me give these kids a call".
I am a firm believer in the power of positive thought, and so I have been visualizing our farm. Last night as we lay in bed, we each spoke in turn about what it looked like.
"The barn is magnificent, it has huge beams reaching upwards towards the hay loft. And the old barn boards let a wee bit of sunlight in. You can smell the fresh hay".
"As far as the eye can see there is nothing but rolling hills and forest"
"The woodlot is a wonderful place to walk, with a soft layer of old leaves beneath your feet. I can't wait until spring when the sap begins to run"
"Our house is ancient, and as you approach it you begin to notice the lovely Victorian details, which we have restored with great care"
If we dream it, it will come.