Thanks everyone. My husband wouldn't care it the property was a 60 acre lot as long as it has the capability of building a pond or has one that already exsists.
As for my experience in home building... Yeah, that is a big, fat, zero. I expect that we will be doing a good chunk of the work independently. My husband is the most perfectionistic man that I know. It WILL be built right the first time. That much I know. What scares me is how much the RIGHT way will cost.
And yes, that is my little one in my avatar. 9 months old at the end of the week. Not a tooth in sight.