Hi Y'all I've had my home for sale since April.....& the market is aweful! I have 3 acres in the middle of a very suburban area.A very yuppy area where people wnat the fancy new homes with manicured yards & I get feedback that I have too many animals. Tempting to put up a sign saying that animals don't stay with the house My plan was to move to a bigger piece of property & build a barn with a milking area. I currently have fiberglass shelters & milk in a garden shed. Property taxes have gone sky high & despite applying for ag exemption for the past 5 years, I get turned down every year- was told most recently that they have to be self sustaining & I have too many goats, so if I feed them it's not ag. Makes no sense to me at all- what I suspect is they'd rather have the high $$$$ so will continue denying me every year. I love my neighbors (even had next door neighbor offer to let me use their 6 acres for my goats to graze as they don't want us to move). I love my big oak trees.....just hate the traffic, the high taxes & need a barn . I was reluctant to spend the $$$ to build a barn as I wanted to move. With the market this bad though, I'm reconsidering....maybe I should take my neighbor up on using his property too, then maybe we could both get ag exmption? Maybe I should build a barn & plan on staying a few years until the market is better? Is there an inexpensive way to build a barn with a nice milking area? I'm not looking foreward to freshening does in Feb in the cold, hunched over in a short shelter! Any advice?