Being out in the country won't help a bit. I have cousins who own an old New England farmhouse that's been in their family for generations. They still own bits and pieces of the original farmland scattered around, the parts that weren't sold off to send people to college. They mostly use the house as a vacation home at this point, so no one lives there year round, but there is usually someone there all summer. They have arrangements with various neighbors who tap their maple trees and such like, and give them a percentage of the maple syrup in return. So they get along well with their neighbors.
Their area is slowly becoming popular with people from places like NYC as there is skiing in the winter and lots of things to do during the summer. Someone bought part of the side of the mountain where they still have a good chunk of land. The New Guy's land directly abuts my cousins' land. A few years ago, New Guy decided he needed a larger garage, but discovered that he couldn't build it where he wanted it, because it would be too close to the lot line. He could easily build the garage on the other side of his house, but he didn't want the garage located there. So he asked the cousins if he could buy part of their land, so that he could build the garage.
They thought about it, but they still use that land for their horses in the summer, so they said no. The New Guy offered twice as much money. They still said no. Then New Guy kind of went ballistic. First, he had his lawyers send threatening letters. Then he tried to take them to court to force them to sell him the land. He was unsuccessful in that attempt. And, by now, there is no way the cousins are going to sell him the land for any price.
Then, in early spring before they've opened the house for the summer, the cousins get a phone call from a neighbor. "Better get up here quick!" New Guy had started to build the garage where he wanted it, and part of it was on my cousins' land.
As you can imagine, building was stopped pretty quickly. New Guy had had to find builders from very far away, because all the local builders had looked at his plans and noticed that he didn't own all the land he was planning to use. After his attempt to steal the land, his family had a rough time in town, as most people knew my cousins and weren't happy with the New Guy.
If you are going to try a land grab, it is perhaps best not to attempt this with a family who have had the local elementary school, the park in the center of town and one of the main roads named after them, and whose uncle is the mayor, and the other uncle is the chief of police. You aren't going to get a lot of support from the locals.