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If you’re looking for the sense of accomplishment that comes from working with your hands, being able to create something from nothing, and then having something tangible to show for all your efforts, a hobby farm might be your next great adventure.

Many hobby farmers consider the activity very rewarding. Harvesting your own produce you planted as seeds or raising little chicks into fully functioning farm animals creates an intense sense of accomplishment.

We think hobby farms are so great that we decided to put together a little guide on how to start your very own.

What exactly is a Hobby Farm?

 A hobby farm is typically a smaller scale farm that you start purely for the enjoyment of doing it, hence

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Crave Taco Week 

March 2-8, 2020

 

 

So many tacos…so little time! 

Who doesn't love tacos? They are fun to eat, the fillings are limitless, and they are available everywhere. I guess that’s why over 4.5 billion tacos are sold each year in the United States. That’s proof as to how much we crave tacos.

The Origin of the taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. There is anthropological evidence that the indigenous people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish.

Here are some Fun Facts for my taco connoisseurs:

  • Taco Tia was opened by Glen Bell in 1954, He also sold hot dogs and burgers. In 1962, Glen Bell made Taco Tia the first Mexican fast food franchise
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Mardi Gras!

 

Where Do you like to Eat & Celebrate Mardi Gras? Lexington has so many wonderful bars and restaurants.

 

  • Stop in Alfalfa on Fat Tuesday, February 25 and try their classic Red Beans and Rice at a special price of $5 from 10 am until 2 pm.
  • Bayou Bluegrass Catering will be holding their annual Mardi Gras celebrations at Copper Roux with a fresh Cajun style menu on Fat Tuesday, February 25 with multiple lunch and dinner seating times starting at 11 am until 7:30 pm.
  • Blue Door Smokehouse will feature a Smoked Etouffee with, you guessed it, smoked sausage and smoked chicken and served with rice for $8 bowl, $4 cup on Fat Tuesday, February 25.
  • Blue Stallion Brewing is bringing a little New Orleans to the heart of
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Image may contain: sky, tree and outdoorOn March 19, 2020 Castle and Key Distillery (4445 McCracken Pike, Versailles) is doing an exclusive preview from 6:30-8:30 pm.  This is worth the short trip to Versailles to see how they have restored the former Old Taylor Distillery.  When they purchased it everything was falling down and grown over- by at least 10 feet.  They had to be brave!  The end product is spectacular from the redone formal gardens to the crystal clear spring house to the immaculate recreation of the 1870s distillery.  They have brought this facility back to the spectacular show place that it once was!

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www.castleandkey.com

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2019 turned out to be a good year for horse farm sales in Lexington, Kentucky and the surrounding counties.  The average selling price increased about 2% from $1,150,160 in 2018 to $1,172,627 in 2019.  The median selling price increased from $675,000 in 2018 to $725,000 in 2019.  Horse farm sales continue to be slow compared to residential sales in the area with the average days on the market increasing from 111 days in 2018 to 146 days in 2019.  The total volume of horse farm sales decreased from $67,859,453 in 2018 to $62,149,250 in 2019.  The strength in the market in 2019 was in the horse farm sales at or under $800,0000 with the average selling price increasing from $439,132 in 2018 to $448,172 in 2019.  The more expensive the horse farm, the more

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http://www.lexhorsefarms.com/listing/20003406-1052-harp-innis-rd-lexington-ky-40511/

Surrounded by some of the finest horse farms in the world, this little peace of heaven sports a redone brick ranch on a full basement with one floor living, huge master suite, gourmet kitchen, gorgeous sun room/family room, 3 car attached garage, 3 car detached garage, 4 stall Amish built barn and room for 4 more stalls with most of the equipment on site for the additional stalls, grass dressage ring, small paddock, round pen with silica sand. $658,000  90 acres of additional land is available from the neighbor Hagyard Farm!

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Kentucky land for horses

Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World” for good reason—it’s home to the majority of the leading race horses in North America.

And the numbers keep growing.

Every year, more than 8,000 young race horses are registered. This alone makes up for nearly 40% of the annual foals in North America.

But why is Kentucky such a popular spot for raising horses?

Well, it all comes down to the land.

The Luxury of Limestone

Just as children drink milk to grow strong bones, horses eat grass to do the same.

Although you can find perfectly fine grass just about anywhere in the midwest, Kentucky’s is a little bit different.

What makes the difference is the limestone in the earth.

It all began thousands of years ago when Kentucky

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Has your Kentucky horse farm or property been on the market for a while?

Why isn't it selling?

Don't worry, there's a good selection of farm buyers out there and we've got tips for sellers to ensure a quick and lucrative sale. Selling your horse farm is not as simple as selling a single-family home and there's a lot more that goes into the sale of a property.

Keep reading to learn why your farm might not be selling and how you can easily fix it.

Lack of Maintenance

The most obvious reason your horse farm in Kentucky might not be selling is maintenance.

Is the paint old and chipping?

Is your barn a disaster?

Spend a decent amount of time sprucing up the property with new paint, repairing your fence and ridding the area of weeds.

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 1593 Leesburg Pike

Price Reduction!!!

This is a super buy for a 51-acre farm, with a 3,300 square foot custom built main house, manager's house, barn, equipment shed, multiple run-in sheds, 3 car detached garage, 1 car detached garage, great land, and a super location. You will not find a better buy. 

The main house features a first floor owner's suite, great room with 2 story stone fireplace, chef's kitchen, dining room, sun room, 1/2 bath and an office/additional bedroom. The second floor has two guest/master suites both with their own thermostats. The unfinished basement is poured concrete with an outside entrance and 9' ceilings. The manager's house is a cute farm house on a full walkout basement. The barn has 6 livestock stalls.

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Choosing the right fence for your Lexington farm and horses is incredibly important.

Horse farm owners in Kentucky should ensure their fence is functional, durable, and within their budget. And if you're not too sure what type of fence will suit your farm best, you can keep reading to learn about the different types, styles and material options.

There are quite a few details to consider when choosing a fence and it's critical to choose material that is safe for your equines.

First, let's discuss the importance of avoiding barbed wire fences.

This may seem like an obvious decision to many equestrian experts, but if a horse panics and attempts to run through it or jump over it, they could easily cause career-ending and life-threatening

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