We bought our house and 40 acres almost 6 years ago. I enjoy having land. I enjoy having the ability to keep animals. I like that our neighbors are so far away we can barely see them and we can't hear them. I like that the view out my front window is endless wheat fields. I like that my kids can go outside with the dogs and I don't worry about anything at all. What I don't like is the drive when weather is bad. It's long and the roads can be quite horrible. I don't like that the road we live on isn't county maintained. I don't like that our driveway is massively long and incredibly horrible. It's flooding here right now and we have mud and water so deep our cars can't make it. It's the worst it's ever been. Add to that the wind which is the worst it's ever been and is blowing the roof off of our outbuildings. Then there's the electrical in the barn which isn't working any longer. And last night dirt got into our well (well people said it's probably a faulty cement cap and needs replaced/repaired) and we had muddy water in the house that was unusable. It's running clear now but we are just discouraged. So discouraged. lt doesn't seem worth it anymore, living there. The work is so much more. The mud the dogs are bringing in is astronomical. I can't keep it clean. I'm sad. Depressed even. I just registered and purchased an apiary and now I hate that I did. I think I want to sell and move. It's too much work. Just too much of everything. I guess we could use some encouragement. Update: So we received oil and gas lease papers in the mail on friday. At least the finance part of this horror story will soon be taken care of!