PRETTY, you are neaar water?
neaar water?sure. near rivers, lakes, ponds, creeks, and stuff like thaa.didn't take these pics in my backyard though. pics were tooken on state forest land.*
what i meant. didn't look like your back yard. sigh.
well, i could have lived along a river or on a lake. i'd like to live on a lakeshore.*
similar to our family cottage spot on a lake on a hill. but now so many homes it looks like a suburb.
similar to our family cottage spot on a lake on a hill. but now so many homes it looks like a suburb.yup, it's like that around here now too. best thing to do now is find something with a nice big pond preferably bumped up against or surrounded by hundereds of acres of state land with a lake nearby. I'm lucky that i'm on 10 acres backed up against hundreds of acres of private woodland but i shudder at the thought that the owner(s) would someday sell it for development. I'd rather some asshole bought 100 acres of it and built one mcmansion than 100 assholes on 1 acre apiece. I know that might sound kind of snooty and classist and misanthropic but i like the seclusion. i like living on a dead end road. i like having the animals for neighbors (even the stoopid deer and eventhough i want to stuff some of them into my freezer) and i like, aside from the occasional siren or noisy rat-bob harley or rambling freight train in the distance, never seeing or hearing about traffic. *
We like living out of town with the towns (Mayaguez, Rincon)conveniently nearby. Can have our cake and eat it too.
like when my aunt + uncle lived outside cookeville, TN. unless everybody comes home w/ bananas when you are out of bananas. and bread. i'll just encourage the mini forest in the back 40(ft, if that). the little maple sprout doing ok.
Out here, the minimum was a 3 acre lot in 1975, and it was ALWAYS going to be that way.Now? Nearby microwave tower that wrecks tv reception, and developers pimpin' 1 acre lots in the field across the street. Water table? Who cares? The City will probably get all Anschloss on our asses right about the day after we put a mound system and new well in.
One of the upsides to a downside around me is that when the family dairy farms collapsed at least many of the families that owned them sold the land off in 10-20-30 acre lots. And not to tract developers.We also get a good deal of people around here with big bucks who come up from NYC to retire or operate small farms or simply to live in the country. Lawyers, doctors, retired college professors, businessmen, etc... And many of them have saved old farms and farmhouses that would have collapsed in disrepair otherwise. They have the financial resources to rescue these houses and orchards and land. You come here from NYC and you can buy an old farmhouse built in 1880 on 30-40-60 acres with a pond and woods and stone walls and and orchard and a trout stream running through it for 250-350K. Chump change for rich people from NYC. You'd pay a $million$ or more for the same thing in some snotty corner of Connecticut or Westchester.And some of the old homes and farms that have been restored are post card beautiful. Some of the people who bought them had the $$$ to go all Bob Villa historical renovation on em. Still, there are plenty of old (circa 1800's) places left that are literally disintegrating because the owners simply can't afford to maintain them but refuse to sell the the house and land. And when the house begins to collapse they move into a trailer or drop on the spot pre-fab they park in the weeds next to the original house. Its sad because these people's family have been in the same place for maybe 50-70-100 years, or more. It's home. They just can't leave. They don't want to leave. They don't know how to leave or where to go. The ghosts won't let em leave. The graveyard up the hill sprouts family names on tombstones dating back to the late 1700's early 1800s. But they also can no longer afford to maintain (let alone improve) what they have. They're also most likely to welcome the smarmy gasman looking for drilling leases. So it's hard to blame them for wanting to collect 50K (or more) per year in royalties from some fracking oil company when basically its their last chance to replace the roof and save their dying infrastructure souls. And the gas company snakes know it. Its a dance with the devil. *
we are loving places to death. thank god for teh gays.
well, i dunno about what exactly teh gays might have to do with it - although i see there is a cheery new pizza parlor in mcdonough! - but in any case i have noticed some amish and mennonites moving into the area too. i doubt they are teh gay but ya never know... they do like the arts and crafts and fussing around with jelly jars, so.... *
teh gays seem to preserve old places well.
November 18, 2011 3:37 AMYeah, could be some of that. i haven't noticed a spike in finney tank tops and suede loafers lately but its possible they're hiding something. for the most part i think teh gayz stick closer to the finger lake viticulture region, cayuga lake cottage restoration societies, boatslips, etc.*
illinois seems to buy most of up nort.
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