Finally got it!!!

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by tramp, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. tramp

    tramp Active Member

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    My gal and I finally bought our land. 20 acres, fully wooded!! :dance:

    We'll probably start clearing for our cabin, workshop, etc..... next week. I'm looking forward to all the hard work that lays ahead. We've been planning and learning for the last 1 1/2 years. From felling trees, to wood stove cooking, to raising animals; we can't wait!!!!

    I introduced my gal to this site last week and she's been in her glory, gathering information (as I have been) that you folks graciously offer. Thank you all!!!!


    Paul
     
  2. albionjessica

    albionjessica Hiccoughs after eating

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    Congrats! We can't wait to be in your shoes!
     

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    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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  4. oz in SC

    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    Good for you!!!

    It is good to read the excitement in your post...

    We can't wait to have somewhere to stay on our land so we can do 'stuff'....
     
  5. MoonShine

    MoonShine Fire On The Mountain

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    Congratulations! Here's wishing you the best of luck :)
     
  6. midwsthomestead

    midwsthomestead joy seeker

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  7. jassytoo

    jassytoo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well done. :goodjob: What a lot of good times ( and hard work ) are ahead of you. Enjoy it.
     
  8. pickapeppa

    pickapeppa Well-Known Member

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    Great news! A toast to your accomplishments and to living out your dreams! :buds:
     
  9. BigBoy

    BigBoy No attitude here...

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    Good Luck! And take photos of your progress and post'em for us to see!

    :goodjob:
     
  10. Jan Doling

    Jan Doling Well-Known Member

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    Great work, Tramp. Will she be using "Lady" for her forum name?!!
     
  11. kenuchelover

    kenuchelover Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Don't forget to get soil survey info on it.... if you don't want the whole book (usually free!), just see if you can get a xerox of the relevant pages. Some county libraries carry them, if not, contact your local Soil Conservation Service or Ag Extension offices.... they'll have copies or know where you can get them.

    The soil survey doesn't just say what your soil types & profiles are, it'll also say what they can be used for (construction suitabilities and pitfalls for each soil type, types of trees or crops that do best on them, etc).
     
  12. starwalker

    starwalker Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Where in the world in TN did you find 20 acres. We have been hunting for 6 or 8 month's in this area. So far the "farms" either aren't for sale, too expensive, or they are breaking the good land up into 1/2 acre plots for mobile home parks! :flame:

    You can still find farms intact with ravines, crevaces and bluffs, that the fairies, gnomes and unicorns hide under in the mist. But we want horse land. Not horse killer hills. :rolleyes:
     
  13. JAK

    JAK Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. So now we must call you

    Lady and Tramp Esq.
     
  14. TxCloverAngel

    TxCloverAngel Happiness is Homemade

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    Whoo Hoo!! Isnt it exciting??!?!?!? we have had our place for almost 4 years now... still as much in love w/ is as the day I found it! CONGRATS!!!!
     
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    :dance: :dance: I'm dancing for you. :dance: Sounds wonderful. We are trying to get our 20 acres this month. Still needing electricity.
     
  16. tramp

    tramp Active Member

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    Thank you, all!!

    The land we have was purchased from a gentleman who owns quite a few acres waaayyyy out behind the middle of nowhere. The land slopes north and south and the crest of the hill is wide enough and long enough to build on. We just like the solitude. (albeit, it'll be tough to get things delivered)
    A road is on the list of areas to be cleared.


    Paul