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Rickstir    Posted 08-01-2003 at 07:04:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

My grandson has a fantastic video camera from Sony. Images and movies are something else. I had him take a picture of our house from across the lake. It doesn't quite show all of the main area but its pretty good. We built it 3 years ago, did most of the work ourselves, and are still finishing up some of the odds and ends. Off to the right is our bar-b-que patio where we keep the big smoker. I'll post a picture of Rufus in a little while. Being on the hillside with plenty of breeze, it is the coolest place on the farm in the summer. Hope you enjoy!

Rickstir - reply    Posted 08-01-2003 at 11:39:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
The place sits on 80 acres. We designed the house with a pc package. It is 3000 sq feet more or less, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 16 x 16 sunroom that faces the lake. Three bedrooms face the lake. The fourth is a handicap bedroom connected to the handicap bath through a pocket door. The whole house is handicap accessable to accomodate my father-in-law.
We call it a lake. Three and half acres with submerged timber in a couple of spots. There is a peninsula island at one end with flooded timber for waterfowl nesting. It is 7 years old. We built it and had it stocked ourselves. We put bigger fish in to start with and now have seven pound channel cats, five pound largemouth bass, nice crappie and bluegill. We put 10,000 fathead minnows in each spring for food. Fishing is great.
The fishing dock is actually the deck off our old double-wide which can see behind the house. We cut it off the posts and dropped it on a trailer and hauled it down to the lake. Laminated a couple of beams with 4 x 6s and two 2 x 6s on each one. Pretty sturdy, and when we had the lake built we had the dozer guy carve out a deep hole and put cedar trees in it. The hole is about 10 feet from the deck. It is real nice down there. We even have deer come out on the far side of the dam when we're fishing.

Dave Wi.    Posted 08-01-2003 at 12:28:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rick,you are living every persons dream sounds great also it sounds like you have put alot of sweat money and hard work in it.
Just want to say,isnt it nice to walk outside and look up and see stars at night and not street lights. PARADISE

Rickstir - again    Posted 08-01-2003 at 11:46:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
No we cannot see our neighbors this time of year with the leaves on the tree. In the winter we can see one dusk-to-dawn light about a half mile to the east and another about 3/4 of a mile to the southwest. That's it. We got the place to ourselves.
We put a geohthermal system in for radiant floor heat. All of the rooms are ceramic tile except for two with laminated wood floors. This heat is the best! When we do run the air conditioner, and it isn't often, we get free hot water from the ground system. In ground homes are the way to go. Ours worked out because we really only had a view in one direction. Notice the overhang on the house, that prevents the sun from shinning in the house during the summer, but it does in the winter.
You should see the stars our here!

Paula    Posted 08-01-2003 at 09:52:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]

My kind of architecture. Can you give me some
specifics of design? How many acres is it on? Is that
your lake? Can you see your neighbors?


Salmoneye    Posted 08-01-2003 at 09:03:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice place...

There better be fish in there, Sir...


Ladyhawk    Posted 08-01-2003 at 08:56:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice area. I love that everything is green...Is that a pond or a lake? I know why they call calif. the golden state..everything is brown this time of year....LOL

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