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07-12-2014 10:34 PM

I have been listening to these videos today.

Yup, I am fascinated and keep going from one to the next.

I should probably get a life, huh? (grin)

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#1 posted 07-12-2014 11:16 PM

I am afraid that I do not want to see any show with snow on it….I had enough this last winter to last me several years. However, the rain so far this summer has been almost as bad in the Chicago area….

I am looking for that perfect place where it is crisp and cool in the mornings and warms up a bit in the afternoon and like that all year around…..I know…dream on….

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#2 posted 07-12-2014 11:18 PM

I can’t remember the last time I saw snow, so I always smile a bit when I see it.

I have to admit I am not a big fan of the cold though.

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#3 posted 07-12-2014 11:22 PM

For those of you who are unable to view embedded videos, following are the links (in order) of the videos I was referring to in this thread. (I will try to remember to include the links from now on!)

http://youtu.be/7nUtsa9JZDI

http://youtu.be/3OGUP_302bY

http://youtu.be/XT8eWTXa00I

http://youtu.be/i_zbMzoL9W8

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#4 posted 07-13-2014 12:14 AM

Yup, Waste of my time to watch someone try to figure out where they belong in this world. I figure that I have paid my dues and want to enjoy my toys and lifestyle I have earned.

-- Andre of Alberta. Are you Kidding me?

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Cricket

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#5 posted 07-13-2014 12:18 AM

I enjoyed it but I tend to like stuff like that.

Yeah, I might be weird. (smiles)

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#6 posted 07-13-2014 12:50 AM

well im happy and proud to say i have done what he is talking about, i didnt buy the tractor or saw mill, but i built my home from mostly old wood and out of pocket, and im so blessed…i built my shop first and bought all the tools, well you know how that goes, but i have gotten to a point i dont need any more tools, i have what i need…but i do live in the country and i wake to the singing of beautiful birds…and its a wonderful life…..im going on 60 and im so happy ive done what i did…and i have a wonderful family…AND i have a great dog.

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#7 posted 07-13-2014 12:52 AM

no cricket, your a cabin women…:)

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#8 posted 07-13-2014 01:31 AM

I drool over stuff like this…

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#9 posted 07-13-2014 02:07 AM

I find the videos somewhat problematic in that I see a 30 something guy apparently has quit his job and manged to buy a 30 grand tractor, perhaps a 80-100 grand property and now promoting “cabin living”.. Does he still work? How does he make a living, pay his taxes, phone bill, electric bill, gas bill, vehicle insurance, groceries, gasoline and so on… You can’t just move into the woods and do what he claim to be doing without making a good living. I see he has cows and perhaps other livestock… Yes, that is a source of income. The problem is that you have to have the initial investment of lets say 500 grand to get something like this going and hope to be successful at it. This kind of lifestyle is not easy and there is no way as simple as he makes it to be. On the positive side, if you can pull off something like this, you never go back to the dog eat doggy world; selling your soul for the company store.

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#10 posted 07-13-2014 02:14 AM

mrjinx your right on the mark

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#11 posted 07-13-2014 02:48 AM

Thanks for the videos Cricket.

I like snow. Just wish it would happen at 90 degrees instead of when it’s cold. :-)

-- AP--Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes.

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#12 posted 07-13-2014 04:17 AM

Im not sure he has quite his job, he works for himself i think, but he has to have an income to pay for things, he didn’t say he gave up money, but he sure has reduced the things in his life that he didnt want anymore, and now is living on his terms, there are probably million s who are living the opposite, and maybe they all like there life, i hope they are happy with it, its the only one you have here., he also said the land he is on is family land, the cattle has been there, there are other family members who are involved,

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#13 posted 07-13-2014 05:20 AM

grizzman, true, true. He did mention leaving the dog eat doggy world, getting back to the basics and so forth.. If my dad left me a million dollars and 500 acres of land, already developed and prime for raising livestock, with good income from his hard work, I would jump on it in a NY minute… However, the message from the post seems to make it look like he just put the whole thing together, built him a home and walked into the sunset the next day. Just not real and it gives a false hope to those who get inspired by videos like this. It took me 8 years to build my log home so we could move into it and another 6 years to “finish” it. Now, after 24 years, I am still working on it. I just don’t want for folks to think they can just quit their job and buy a piece of land and get off the grid. If it was that easy, we all be living in the country, raising our own vegetables and meat; it would be a JW dream come true. My neighbor bought some land around here without even looking at it. Every time I go to visit him, it breaks my heart to see how much time and effort he is putting on an almost worthless piece of property that he will probably never be able to develop. If this guy inherited a paradise, good for him; the person(s) who made it into one busted their chops.

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#14 posted 07-13-2014 12:27 PM

That’s cool. At one time I would have liked to have a cabin that I guilt, but now with all this bad weather and all the damage we just had from the tornado around here, I think I’d like an in ground house. but I’m too old now to start on one!!
...................Jim

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#15 posted 07-13-2014 12:42 PM

It’d be a better world if everyone had your understandings Cricket. :)

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