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a1Jim

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07-17-2015 07:35 PM

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I moved from a beautiful place in the country 16 years ago from a remodeled 100 year old farm house on 13 acres I had to sell for economic reasons .I moved to a small town in a 750sq ft house on a small lot supposedly temporarily back then and have been here every since.

I’ve been hunting and longing for the country life ever since, but my budget is very tight to buy acreage that’s available in Oregon and Washington state. if you know of property for sale or even have some PM me I would even consider exchanging my contracting business,existing home and yes even my shop complete with equipment for acreage with a home.

I know I should not be whining about the country when I have so very much to be grateful for when many others wished they had just one small portion of the good I have in my life.I just can’t help this obsession about moving back to the country.

Even if you don’t know about anything for sale please post some photos of your beautiful property or any country scenery . Therapy for my twisted mind LOL

I’ll start

Mount Hood Oregon

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#1 posted 07-17-2015 07:55 PM

Jim:

Here is a place I bought on April 1st of this year. 18 plus acres, home built in 1908. I bought it from the granddaughter of the original builder.

The original home is the part on the right. In the 1930’s they built the two rooms on the left and around 2000 they built a 23 X 23’ kitchen and Master bedroom addition. All new windows and newly insulated. The seller is my next door neighbor and he mows my lawn and gives me fresh vegatables when I get down to the house.

Hopefully they will start building my shop in about 2 weeks. Then I can really move in.

Just to the very left of the house picture you can see the rements of a stump. It was thought that it was the largest tree in Appomattox Co VA, before it got so rotten it had to be cut down. I’ve got 3 tomato plants and a zucchini plant growing in the middle of the stump.

When I went to pick a zuck the other day I felt pins stuck in my arm. It looks like I might have a wild gooseberry bush growing in their also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#2 posted 07-17-2015 08:09 PM

Beautiful place Karson I’m envious but happy for you. wow

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#3 posted 07-17-2015 08:16 PM

Jim,

Need therapy? Better hurry I plan to retire next year. LOL!

I don’t have those visions in my memory, but I lived in Arkansas for 5 years waaay back and I loved going to the Ozark s on the weekends.

In Mankato there is a national park with a waterfall which I go to when feeling the need? Otherwise I live in a town so boring it’s pre provincial and the weather doesn’t even stop here. The rain seems to go around us.

I’ve a great house (farm victorian) and a shop. I lived in Red Wing on the Mississippi when I first arrived in MN. But now I live in farm country. Nothing but grass with concessional trees.

I’ve made peace with this is where I am as I don’t have the finances or the energy to move.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 07-17-2015 08:29 PM

I’m beyond help Tom :),OH well, I couldn’t afford you anyway ,How do you feel about that ? LOL
Your place sounds great. enjoy! Got photos?

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#5 posted 07-17-2015 08:36 PM

You might try googling realtors Jim. They usually have some great photos of the land and houses. The realtors that are nationwide should have listings for just about everywhere.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 07-17-2015 08:40 PM

Thanks Mike I’m online daily in places like Zillow and Trulia ,real estate search engines.

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#7 posted 07-17-2015 08:45 PM

Jim,

Have a ton of photos. New computer and camera vs. Old computer transfer of files. To upload to LJ’s I have to find the photos where ever they are located. Recent stuff is easy, like my projects.

Can send pics of waterfall as they are recent? But my house as a whole? Not so easy. LOL!

Can attach Picasa in email but computer won’t let me upload directly to LJ’s

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 07-17-2015 08:47 PM

Any photos will work Tom

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#9 posted 07-17-2015 08:53 PM

Hi, Jim:
Here is beautiful Sable island and Cape island, Nova Scotia. This is my “neighborhood”. Coming from Chicago, I am thrilled to be here in this beautiful area. I know I could never go back to the big city. I hope you find a place that you are happy soon. ((HUGS)))

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 07-17-2015 08:59 PM

Those are beautiful photos of Sable island and Cape island Shelia. I lived outside of Chicago as a kid I don’t miss the humidity in the summer and heavy snow in the winter.My area of Oregon has a very mild climate in comparison.
Thanks for photos and the hugs :)

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#11 posted 07-17-2015 09:06 PM

Where in Chicago, Jim? I lived in Oak Lawn and Tinley Park – both south suburbs. As a young child, I grew up on the south side of the city (Marquette Park area).

Yes – those humid days are NOT missed. Our climate here in Nova Scotia is pretty similar in winter (not really colder or more snow) but far less humid and hot in the summer (thank you!) We only get a few days in the upper 80’s per year. And because we are near the ocean, we usually get nice and very cool nights even if it is warm during the day. And very little humidity, too. Yesterday was warm and sunny but the evening turned very cool. I had two cats and a warm blanket with me to sleep. I love those kinds of nights!

Oregon is beautiful as well from what I have seen of it. I was only there once, but drove to Portland from Chicago and was in awe of the beautiful landscape. I hope you find a nice place that suits you. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#12 posted 07-17-2015 09:22 PM

I live in NW Virginia on 130 acres. Old 2-story wood farm house with a few outbuildings and barn. I am a native Virginian and even though I have been/lived many places….....this is always home.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#13 posted 07-17-2015 09:36 PM

Jim,

Found some easy pictures to upload of the waterfall

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 07-17-2015 10:20 PM

Sheila
I lived in Downers Grove about 20 miles south of Chicago. To give you an idea how long ago it was the main streets still had brick roads downtown. Thanks for your good wishes.

Wow Jay, Virgina is beautiful the shot you’re in I could swear was in the back pasture of my country house here in Oregon. You’re not very far from Charles Neils shop.

Tom those are gorgeous shots of the waterfall,thanks for extra effort .

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#15 posted 07-17-2015 10:30 PM

Jim, relatively speaking land in southern Indiana is inexpensive, so is building. Here is the view out of our bedroom window in winter. Foxes out our dining room window in sping. House and shop in summer. The shop in fall. We live in an area of hardwood trees.

-- Big Al in IN

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