But, now we have horses. And board is expensive, and generally a mortgage is cheaper than rent. So we bought.
Being in 2 different states while we were looking for a place in a 3rd state made things a bit difficult, but we managed to find a place with a house and 4 acres. I didn't get to see it until about 1 1/2 weeks before close, and let me tell ya, it wasn't what I was expecting.
Then we had to dig post holes, set posts and braces, new T-posts, and finally run the fence.
Phase 2 started the day after the horses arrived- clearing out and fencing off the "shed" which is the shelter for this winter, and will be turned into a barn sometime this spring.