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We made the top 10!
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Les    Posted 02-03-2005 at 12:33:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
In fact, we made the top 5. According to Progressive Farmer, Grafton County is among the best places to live in rural America. My home is on the east side, near Waterville Valley and Loon Mtn and the Old Man of the Mountain, which puts me about in the middle of the state.


steve19438    Posted 02-03-2005 at 20:43:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
obviously "PF" is not aware of your residence there.


Burrhead    Posted 02-03-2005 at 19:36:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
congradulations Lester. Are the frogs a left over from Moses and the Pharoah?


Les    Posted 02-04-2005 at 00:46:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
No, they're left over from Wolf and Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham.


Oh Yea!    Posted 02-03-2005 at 17:05:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I live in eastern Kansas and it sucks here. In fact there are rumors of nuclear waste, mad cow and agent orange. So my best advice is stay clear of eastern Kansas.

Dug, living quietly in eastern Kansas


earlschieb    Posted 02-03-2005 at 15:47:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use to go up to the # 7 on that list in the semi, it was beautiful country.


GO FIGURE!    Posted 02-03-2005 at 14:38:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
#1 Spot is just west of us. We drive through it often on our way to our farm.

Fauquier County, Va.

This is what the #1 spot gets you:

Some of the most exspensive land in the state, if not the region. Minimum land tract size for nonregulated purchase is 50 acres. Smack dab in the middle of many of those 'mini farms' are million dollar houses with new tractors and BMW SUVs parked in front (Landrovers are now out) Lots of horse people with loads of money. In othr stretches through no. Fauquier what was once hay fields are now townhouses. I know, I've driven through it for the past 22 years and witnessedd the growth. If this is what being #1 is all about for rural living then you can keep it.

Our county is relatively obscure. Still mostly quiet, and I hope never 'discovered'.

mud



bob ny    Posted 02-03-2005 at 14:36:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
next step casinos


Ennis    Posted 02-03-2005 at 14:01:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congratulations,
Now all of the dissatisfied yuppies will move to you and continue to change your way of life, can you say bi-lingual? Can you say Tyson's? Can you say Crime?

I am soooooooooooo glad we didn't even make the running.


Les    Posted 02-03-2005 at 14:35:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
That has been going on for at least a hundred years and we've survived it.
Of course we have bilingual. Most of them frogs have assimilated into being reg'lar Americans and the ones younger'n me don't even speak frog no more.
Oh, you weren't talkin about the Canucks, were you?
";^)


Randy    Posted 02-03-2005 at 13:50:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bridgewater was voted the best little town in CT a few years ago. Oy, we don't like that. Say it, they will come.


Mark/Ks    Posted 02-03-2005 at 13:46:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
We made the list,also. WE'RE #3!!!! McPherson County,Kansas.
Now someone's gonna post and boast that they're #2 or #1.
Seriously,this is a good part of the world and the cost of living is pretty cheap. I just bought a nice 20 acre pasture for $400/acre.Made half my money back in prairie hay sales this summer.
Mark in McPherson County,Kansas.


So now...........    Posted 02-03-2005 at 13:39:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
them yuppies will be flocking there by the droves. Nail the doors shut and cut gun holes in de walls Les...........and watch how fast yer taxes shoot up when all them "we want" yahoos take over all yer Boards and Commissions..... :^(

Clipper: who's town is fighting off the yuppies....


Les    Posted 02-03-2005 at 14:45:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Geez, calm down, Clipper. We been dealin with them kinda pipples for a long time. If you work it right, you can make a darn good living offa them fools that has more money than brains. And there seems to be no end of people like that. They just keep coming and bringing more money.
You are right, of course, and the day may come when it gets unbearable to stay here any longer. Luckily, we own lots of land and most of it is right up against the White Mountain National Forest so there ain't gonna be no development there.
And, no Bob, there ain't gonna be no casinos around here.


bob ny    Posted 02-03-2005 at 13:18:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
i heard that it is so boring there that the old man of the mountian left


mark - I heard    Posted 02-03-2005 at 13:35:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
he just outright collapsed. Maybe from the
weight of the cobwebs


Yah'but...    Posted 02-03-2005 at 12:46:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
You knew that...

Slamoneye,



Les    Posted 02-03-2005 at 14:32:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Course I knew that. That's why great-grampa left The Grants and moved here back in '67. And in the 138 years that have passed, we ain't found any place we like any better'n this one!


It's ok Salmoneye..    Posted 02-03-2005 at 13:52:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
..because I didn't know.

I'm checking the website now..it's always good to have a plan B you know.

That place looks cold though..

Patria :-)


Cold Schmold...    Posted 02-03-2005 at 14:11:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
You shoulda been here last month...

LOL

Salmoneye, Always Swimmin Upstream


Patria    Posted 02-03-2005 at 14:47:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know what Schmold means, and I believe I still won't like it when I finally get its meaning organized. That cold, eh?


Les    Posted 02-03-2005 at 14:52:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was a lot colder last month than it is now, Patria. But this has been quite a mild winter so far. Not much snow and not very cold. Today was about the 7th beautiful day in a row. Maximum sunshine, no wind, mild temp for this time of year. Just beautiful.
I walked out across the ice of Lake Winnipesaukee to Bear Island this afternoon. This weekend is the big ice fishing derby and people are starting to come for that already. Bobhouses galore. It'll be a regular village by Saturday.


SHHHHhhhhh...    Posted 02-03-2005 at 17:11:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
They'll all move North to find why we live here, dammit...

Salmoneye, The Mum


Patria    Posted 02-03-2005 at 15:27:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where's the derby going to be? Meredith?

Found this one:



Aprille    Posted 02-03-2005 at 20:09:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup Channel 9 had it on the bottom of the screen today as a ticker..can't staiND them tickers!! I love it here and would NEVER consider trekking my butt back to Mass to stay..too fast paced fer me


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