The wife and I have been looking for property here in NW MT for about a year now. When we do find it, we should have our plans in place for what to do first.
I already told the wife that fruit trees go in before building the home.
Then a small garden, maybe a couple raised beds while building, gotta eat, ya know?
Next will be infrastructure for the animals we will need. Slow and easy, don't want to get overwhelmed by it.
I didn't mention that I am of social security age and when we find the property we will probably retire to work on it. Current house will sell for quite a bit so will $$ to buy land and build home. Going to downsize home to probably 1000 sq ft. We have 5 children, four of them sons that are all builders. They figure 2 weeks to weather in a home for us. Glad we didn't get something this spring because turns out they are all pretty busy right now. One moved to ST Croix, USVI to help rebuild, another just had a daughter, (5 granddaughters and no grandsons, yet), then another is moving back into Montana from Wyoming and the other one is building his own home right now.
Ramble, ramble, ramble.
But yes, a plan is shaping up and the 3 first things would be: