Summer Field Farm in South Carolina
I am a retired teacher and my husband is a self-employed architectural. designer. We moved from upstate New York to South Carolina a few years ago to enjoy a warmer climate and be nearer our daughters in Florida. My passion is miniature horses so we needed acreage for them, too! We would like to be able to have 4-5 day visits with our daughters and a longer stay of a month or two in upstate New York in the summer. As we will be driving, it is possible we could take our dogs with us. We certainly would for longer stays. Our dates are very flexible because we would be driving.
Our Home & Location
Our home, a few miles from the small town of Chesterfield, South Carolina, is an older farm house on 11 acres of pasture and small woods. It is on a quiet country paved road with a few neighbors within sight of the house but not close. The neighborhood is friendly and helpful as many have lived here for most of their lives. One of our neighbors has paint and sip classes for 5-7 people a few times a week--highly recommend!
The house is single story with 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, office, living room, dining room, kitchen, enclosed back porch, front porch. Most of the rooms are spacious and have a "country casual" feel with hardwood floors and area rugs. There is a wood fireplace insert, heat pump for AC and heat (comfortable year-round and economical), and county water supply....
We are about 1 hour from Florence, SC, 2 hours from Myrtle Beach, SC and 1 1/2 hours to Charlotte, NC. While we have the advantage of rural living, beach and big city activities are within reach if wanted! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
The two dogs are house dogs and need to be fed twice a day and let out to their invisible fenced yard 4-5 times a day. They are well trained for their routines.
The house cat needs to have food supply refilled as needed and litter box cleaned as needed....
The goats, in their own corral, are fed twice a day, hay and grain and watered as needed.
The minis' and ponies' needs are dependent on the season. In Summer they are on pasture but it is important to keep their water tank filled. An occasional cleaning of their run-in stable is also needed. In Winter they need hay twice a day as well as watering and stall cleaning about 3 times a week. Daisy (28 year old mini) is currently kept separately and needs to be put in her stall with grain and hay at night and let out to graze during the day.
All this care is daily, morning and evening mostly, but is actually not very time consuming. Being consistent and reliable is all they really ask for. + More info