Some of my former colleagues who have retired have bought farm lands in the suburbs. Their purpose is to have a vegetable garden, some of them want an orchard. We have a backyard garden so I know the feeling of eating your own harvest. However, I cannot imagine them traveling for hours to reach their farm and go back home in the late afternoon. To me, it is a waste of time and money. My idea of a farm is a garden with a small house where I can stay overnight or even for a number of days. Maybe when I retire it can be our home and our present house near the Metro area will just be a halfway house.