I haven't been on much lately due to getting the kids finished up on school and trying to plan the coming year (we homeschool) AND trying to keep the house in top shape as we put it on the market 2.5 weeks ago. I think I am going to go insane. The day after it went on the market we had one real estate agent come by, but nothing since then. My DH and I (and the kids) have been wishing and praying for a farm for over a year. After discussions at my DH's work, it seems that as far as they can tell he will not be transferred any time soon, so we decided that it would be a good time to put the house up for sale and start looking for a farm. I realize that with the housing market the way it is that this is not an ideal time for us to sell. However it is at the end of a school year and the time families usually look to move with jobs and such. We found a lovely 6 acre place not far from where we live (about 20 miles) and it would still be commutable for my DH. The rub is that until we have an offer on this house we don't feel we can make an offer on anything. The house is perfect...very allergy and asthma friendly with all hard surface floors and it has a enormous kitchen. We would have to build an air conditioned room in the barn (it is 2 years old and has a concrete floor already) for a school room. I could finally have the chickens, ducks, geese and Dexter cows that I have been longing for. Raising meat birds for the last 2 years (at my folks ranch) has just made me want this all the more. Would those of you who have a mind to, please pray with us about this? We have an open house coming up on Sunday afternoon. Also, anyone want to live in North Houston (Spring) ? We have a single story home that is 4 years old. It has no carpet, non-smokers and and is in a truly terrific neighborhood.