WRAL TV: “Couples write essays, not checks, to own Chatham County farm”

Couples write essays, not checks, to own Chatham County farm : WRAL.com 2017-09-10 23-20-31

 — Couples who dream of living on a small farm will have to write an essay instead of a check to own one Chatham County property.

Norma Burns is a widow who lives alone at Bluebird Hill Farm, and giving it the necessary attention has become too much for her to handle.

“Everybody says it’s so serene, and it is when you sit on the porch at the end of the day, but not in between, not when you’re working,” she said.

The former architect is giving away her 13-acre farm to the winner of a 200-word essay contest. The contest has a $300 entry fee and Burns hopes to use the money to pay off the mortgage on the $450,000 property. READ ARTICLE, VIEW NEWS SEGMENT…

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