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time for new subject    Posted 03-11-2002 at 08:19:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
im so lucky to get up every day and look out and not see any neighbors,now thats country living


Hogman    Posted 03-12-2002 at 19:25:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not only no neighbors but deer,turkey,hawks,cottontails, We set at the breakfast table and wonder what tha "POOR" people are lookin at this mornin. Our view stops at the tree line 1/2 mile away and all inbetween is our back yard,nearest other people 3/4 mile away and none visable. Good women,good dog & cat,cattle,all I ever wanted in life includin 4 trucks'n three tractors. Thats livin!


Mark Bawden    Posted 03-12-2002 at 04:14:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You know whats even better? Going out side at night and the only lights you see are the moon and stars. Boy are they bright in the country!!


big fred    Posted 03-11-2002 at 20:12:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm about the same age as and live less than 50 miles from Bill Gates. Now let's see. He's an only child and has 50-odd billion dollars and a 200,000 sq ft house. He is never quite sure if he has real friends or not, is under attack from the gummint, and his kid will probably grow up to be a spoiled brat. Me? I've got my little 750 sq ft cabin on 5 acres, a little money in the bank, a wife who I love sharing my life with, two beautiful daughters, two terrific grandkids, two great brothers, two wonderful sisters, a nifty stepsister, a pretty neat dog, three tractors and an old truck. Which one of us is richer? I think I am.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 03-12-2002 at 06:38:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
YOU ARE, without a doubt. Congrats.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 03-11-2002 at 18:29:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm so unlucky to get up every day and look out and see my neighbors. Now that's city living - NYC style.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 03-11-2002 at 19:38:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey at least you can still get up and thats something some people can't do. You can still change where you live. Mark H.


bufamn    Posted 03-11-2002 at 18:25:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy you are lucky but i am even luckier i live in the middle of 5,000 acres and guess what i will never have any neighbors and boy i call that country living.


F14...Unbelievably Lucky    Posted 03-11-2002 at 16:02:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was 24, I married a woman with three kids, took over her house payment and car payment. I was in the Navy, and only an E4, and we lived on pretty slim rations for a while.

We stuck it out, I retired from the Navy, and now we live in that house. It came with about 2 acres. Her Mom and Dad went their separate ways, and gave us the two acres that abutted to our property, giving us four acres.

A couple of years after I retired, my youngest daughter decided to "come home" and I got an unbelievable deal on another 20 acres, so she'd have a place to set up housekeeping.

So now at 51, I'm retired, I have 24 acres of paid-for land and a paid-for house, 2 of my kids and all 9 of my grandkids live within a half-hour of me.

I have the perfect part time job, pays good, and I get to set my own hours as I see fit. Gives me a little cash to play with, without locking me into a schedule. If it's a nice day, I can take it off and play on the "farm" if I want to.

I raise a few sheep, a few chickens and a garden, eat waaaaaaaay too good, play with my Big Boy Toys, and enjoy life.

Not quite sure what I did to be so blessed, but by golly, I'm sure making the most of it while I can...


kraig WY    Posted 03-11-2002 at 10:58:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
There isn't enough room on this site for me to brag about how lucky I am so if I may I would like to relay a little story I heard about the time I retired. Sorry in advance if I bore you.

One day this cop was looking for a retirement location. While driving around he stopped at a little country gas station to inquire about the quality of life in the area. He ask the owner what type of people live in the area. The owner asked what the people were like where he came from. The cop's face turned red and he started raving about how all the people were jerks, a$$hole, and he couldn't wait to get away from them. The owner just smiled and said the area was full of the same type of people.
A few days later aother retireing cop stopped at the same gas station, inquiring of the same owner the same question, "I'm about to retire and am looking for a place to live, What are the people like around here?" The owner asked what the people were like where he came from. The cop's face turned sad, eyes started to tear. "They were great, the best, that's the problem, I can't aford to live where I do on my pension, but I wont find neighbor like mine this side of heaven". The owner smilled again, "Sir I think you will find the same kind of people here".

So, How lucky am I, I'm like the second cop.


Dennis    Posted 03-11-2002 at 10:38:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi All,
My wife and I left Houston, Texas area and we don't regret it one second. The area we left was nice, if a person wanted to live that way.

We didn't want to take raw land and spoil it by building a homestead, so we looked on the internet for about two years until we found an abandoned farm to buy. It needed repairs but at least it was already here and we didn't spoil any undeveloped property.
We wake up to see a lake, and when we are in the kitchen we see another lake, as we now live in a moutain valley.
I thank God each day for His blessing.

And on this day we pray for the people who were murdered on 9/11 and their relatives. And we give thanks to the people who were, and still are, working to cleanup the three ground zeros.

Please pray that all the criminals who did the murdering are brought to swift justice and the ACLU is struck impident concerning their "RIGHTS"

Dennis

Dennis



Mark Hendershot    Posted 03-11-2002 at 11:17:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When 911 happened I thought I was pretty safe living out in the country with my Lake and 40 acs of land and nobody in view. Then it happened 5 lightning strikes around us and 5 fires started!! That fire consumed 9-homes 73,000 acs of trees and pastures and lasted around 14 days! The land scape dose not look the same now. Mother Nature sure cleaned up and took a lot of trees with her. I was lucky the trees in my view on my place did not burn. The fire got to within 10 ft of the buildings in areas. We did not sleep for 3-days fighting the fire and keeping it from starting up again since things were still burning underground for a couple of weeks after. We were prepared for fire with fire hoses and a good well and generator for the pump when the electricity went out cause the poles burned. The people who did not keep there place free of trash, weeds, brush and branches trimed up lost there homes. I now have a 6,000 gal water storage tank and 3-45 GPM sprinklers on the roofs that are run by a 120 GPM Gasoline Pump. They each cover 160 ft dia circle around the buildings. I also have over 1,000 ft of 1 1/2 inch fire hose with 4-stream/fog nozzles for them. I allways had a fire plan and it came in handy when the fire hit us at 11:15 at night. We saved all the animals and our belongings. About 5-10 acs of the place was not touched but it took a lot of hard work to do that. So when you live in the country be prepared for fire it takes a long time for help to come and you are pretty much on your own. We got help the next day with ours and all the people we had to fight it with was 15 volenteer Fire Fighters which I am a member of. You would be supprised how many people left the area for us to protect there homes but with only a few Fire Fighters the people who stayed to help saved there homes and the ones who left lost theirs. Every one should join the Fire Dept and get the training to help when the time comes it may save your home or someone elses. Mark H.


LazyHorse    Posted 03-11-2002 at 10:05:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're very lucky for now. Hopefully you don't see the influx of people and new construction that we are seeing in our area.


mike    Posted 03-11-2002 at 10:22:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
cant happen i own the land around me and never for sale.


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