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What I Really Want
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KellyGa    Posted 12-17-2003 at 05:58:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for all the kind posts below. I tell you what I want, but here in Georgia, it is hard to find, and hard to afford. This is the picture in my head.

A ranch one story house, with a front porch all the way across. 10 acres of pasture, with a buffer of trees around it. I want the house way off the road. I want it fenced, I want a barn, for our miniature horses we will have one day. I want a chicken house, for my chickens and rooster, I want at least 4 sheep and 1 Ram, and I want to be able to train Tip on those sheep, like it's meant to be, in our blood. I want a llama to watch over the sheep.

I want to get up in the morning, get my coffee brewing, go tend the animals, come back and have coffee on my vast front porch, which will be lined with potted plants, windchimes, and hummingbird feeders.

SO you see, I know what I want, it's just hard to get around here. Everybody is moving in and all these cluster neighborhoods are being built. Its like a bee hive around here, and I hate it.

Deadcarp, I border on being a hermitress, I only let in who I want to let in these days. Lessons past have made me somewhat cautious to people. Animals are so much nicer. Maybe thats why I want to surround myself with them. That way maybe one morning I will catch a glimpse of what Cindi did in her barn. It would be a great day indeed.

sdg, sounds like you came out for the best. I love those old homes. A while back there was this one right across the line into Alabama. Totally redone, beautiful, on 10 acres. Showed pictures of the outside and the inside. Nice big rooms. A fireplace in the main room, and in the bedroom. It was just too far away from Ians work.

I tell you what though, we got nothing but time, and I am going to find that perfect spot. This one was not it. I know that now. I will find what I am looking for, you wait and see, and I will share it with all y'all here. Y'all are great. :) Thanks


Newgen    Posted 12-17-2003 at 12:22:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I feel like I live in my little section of Heaven here in Illinois. I owm 80 acres with a farm house and 3 barns. My neighbors are 1/4 mile west, 1 mile south, 1 mile west, and 1/2 mile north. And the county has a law saying that you have to have a minumum of 75 acres to build a new home, and all of the land for 3 miles around is in families with no intention of selling. And about that single sister Doc asked about--I was thinking th esame thing-I already asked Cindi a long time ago if she had one and she said no--Good luck to you!


bob ny    Posted 12-17-2003 at 10:06:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
we lived on a155 acre farm for many years iworked a full time job and raised beef onthe side when the taxes got so high and i retired we bailed out and bought 15 acres and a 5 room a frame on top of a mountian we are 2260 feet from the main road and love the privacy it took months to find the right place and we have been changing it ever since. you will find the right place keep looking


toolman    Posted 12-17-2003 at 09:34:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
kelly , maybe you should look for just 10 acres of raw land , much cheaper , and then you can develope it the way you want , and build what you want where you want it, thats what we did and are still doing ,but at least then your building your dream not buying someone elses and then spending all your time and money trying to get it the way you want it,lots of work but can be a labor of love ,and you have your whole life ahead of you to build what you want. good luck an god bless


Paula    Posted 12-17-2003 at 09:18:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You're not the only one Kelly. Here in Maryland trying
to find your corner of heaven is even tougher. We are
surrounded by macmansions like carbuncles. Frankly if
I had the 500k to buy one of those houses I'd instead
surround myself with acres and acres of land and you'd
have to drive a couple of miles up my driveway to find
my teeny tiny house.

I did find a couple of wooded private acres across the
border in pennsylvania, and it has no road frontage
(deeded right of way).

What I wanted:
A small one-story house with a bath house and atrium.
Passive and active solar, water cachment system, big
garden, ducks, summer kitchen and pottery studio. Aga
cooker, tulikivi soapstone stove, porcelain sink, walk-in
pantry.

What I'm getting:
A small square, one-story house, no atrium, no bath
house. Passive solar, big garden. Eventually ducks,
summer kitchen and pottery studio. Fridgidaire 36"
5burner cooktop, vermont castings dutchwest
woodstove, aluminum sink, walk-in pantry.

I can't really complain.
Paula


Randy    Posted 12-17-2003 at 07:15:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly, we just bought a house a few months ago. I haven't been to it since we bought it as I work so much. Will be able to get there now though as work and school is about over for a bit.
The house is great, not the perfect place but great. We plan on painting it and clearing a bit and selling it. On to the next place and eventually, The Place. Might take a couple more or several more, but we'll get it one day. In the meantime we'll buy places we like so while we're there we'll enjoy it. Take your time, enjoy the journey, not just the destination.


Doc    Posted 12-17-2003 at 06:53:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you have a single sister that thinks the same way? lol


Michele    Posted 12-17-2003 at 20:10:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm a teacher in the Shenandoah Valley, Doc. I know one or two single girls that want the country life. What state do you live in?

Michele


KellyGa    Posted 12-17-2003 at 07:12:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh Doc, you make me laugh so! I wish I did, well wait, my older sister is seperated from her slack husband of 14 years. Good riddance I say. But she isn't the rugged sturdy type to go out and scoop the poop in the morning and such. She does love animals though. My younger sister is married, and she is a yuppie wanna be. Don't know what happened, she must have been adopted, lol.

Why? Are you looking for that perfect woman? That likes the country, and doesn't care about those fancy things like jewelry and fashion? Hey, thats me all over. I got my big red truck, and my dog I carry everywhere with me. :) Too bad I am taken. Sorry!


Lazy Al    Posted 12-17-2003 at 06:48:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
When we bought this place the price wasn't bad . but it had a, what started out to be a tool shed and was made into a house and a nice barn .
It had an oil/ gas well out back with a pump jack on it that made alot of noise . But we didn't look at that as it was . We looked at it as what it could be . So now the oil well is gone , We tore down the old house and repaced it with a old two story farm house we had moved here from 20 miles away , Have it mostly all remolded
and it looks like it has always been here .
So don't always look at what's there , look at what can be there . with ALOT of hard work and determination. The determination is my wife's mostly .
Al


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