My grandparents have an 80 acre farm that they bought 30-some years ago. Only one aunt lived there as a kid, the rest were grown by the time it was purchased. I (a granddaughter), on the other hand, spent my early years living there, returned every summer and have been taking care of grandma and papa out there for the past five years in addition to farming out there. My grandparents have always planned on leaving to their four girls "so the family can continue to enjoy it". Now that the daughters are realizing that the end is near, the conversation has turned to the fate of the farm. One aunt wants gram and papa to sell it outright before they die and use the money to live in a nursing home instead of returning to the farm when/if Papa's able. The aunt who lived there as a kid wants to keep the farm in the family but can't afford her own taxes let alone taking on more. The other aunt would rather have the potential cash than dealing with property and my mom has said that she doesn't want the farm but doesn't want to see me lose my gardens and animals. Let me be clear, I know I have no legal voice in what happens but I guess I always thought the sisters would at least assume ownership of the farm and there would be time to figure out our options... I am sad and shocked to think that there could be no planting season this year, that my chickens will be no more, that the horses will have to be sold and all of the other closing details that come along with it that are too much to think about right now. I didn't have a signed lease with my grandfather or anything like that so I'm pretty sure I'll end up shut out no matter what way it goes. But there is part of me that just wants to keep on like I've been doing for years- caring for the animals, growing the food and keeping the house up (papa's in the hospital and gram is staying at an assisted living facility close to the hospital) and not giving up until the last paper is signed. I'm sorry, I know this is disjointed. I figured I'd post it in case anyone has been through it before and has something to offer on the subject.