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Peace quiet...like the 50s
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Tom A    Posted 07-03-2003 at 06:09:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
My little farm has a state road along the front. Very busy the past few years with trucks, commuters, and kids racing. The old-timers tell me that if a half-dozen cars went by in the 1950s, that was a busy day.

Well, last night the state closed the bridge that is 1/2 mile down from me. It'll be closed for about 2 months while they do repairs.

This morning there has been no traffic! No noise, nothing. It is like moving back 50 years and I love it...hope that darn bridge never ever reopens. This is what I moved out here for!!

Tom


Jimbob    Posted 07-03-2003 at 10:41:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Up here in MI, jack pines grow very fast, yet are quite drought resistant. Ours grow well over 14- 18" per year. Plant a 20 foot wide buffer between the road & your house. I believe 66 feet of state controlled 'right-of-way' from the center of a single lane road unto property must not be planted. Check this specification with your state & plant beyond that 'right-of-way' line. In a few years, you will have some privacy from the noise & if needed, 'nosey' eyes.


Annie in KY    Posted 07-03-2003 at 07:23:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Enjoy the next couple of months!! And take comfort in knowing most construction projects never finish on schedule:):) We live so far out on a little county road that we can only catch an occassional peek through our woods to see a neighbor go by. We never bring family visitors in on the same direction to our place so they can never find their way back here all by themselves:)hee-hee!


Red Dave    Posted 07-03-2003 at 06:26:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know what you mean. I live on the same road I grew up on, When we were kids we would play in the middle of the road and not see a car for hours. Today you take your life in your hands to try and cross the road. Traffic day and night.


Les    Posted 07-03-2003 at 10:11:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live on a dead end road out in the woods so everybody who goes up by eventually comes back. I'm amazed at how many cars go by my place that I don't recognize. There aren't a dozen houses beyond me but the traffic still seems like way too much.


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