Monday, November 21, 2011

Area Recon

This weekend we visited an area that we are considering as a potential location for the homestead: Springfield KY. The whole region is strongly Catholic, and it is within a few minutes drive of Gethsemani Abbey, St Catharine College, St Rose Priory, St Martin de Porres Lay Dominican Community, as well as many parishes. The town is tiny, about five blocks long down one main street, and surround by beautiful rolling hills and farmland with lush pastures and clear streams. 

Valley Farmland

Owain enjoying the tractors at work

Eve running off to explore

                                                       Gethsemani Abbey from the hilltop

We were very impressed by what we saw in the area and we will be continuing to research that particular area, among others, as we seek to discern where God would have us settle and build.


  1. Very interesting development...

    One crass/practical question - How expensive is land in Kentucky?

  2. It's not the cheapest out there, but it isn't as bad as Front Royal. Most plots of farmland in this particular area I have seen advertised range from about $1500/acre up to $3000/acre. I would hope we could find someone willing to sell land directly and not through a bank/agent for a better price. Many counties around Springfield also don't require any building permits or anything to build, which is a huge plus for building non-traditional structures.