[Homestead] Building codes
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 17 16:53:44 EST 2008
If it is a sizable fishing swimming hole; it does sound perfect. Your husband must have agreed at one time, he did 'buy' after all. Have you looked into to getting spoiled hay, horse and cow manure, etc. dumped on your land. In Phoenix, the horse people and farmer will give it away, and will even pay you to haul it away. How do the 'old-timers' feed their families through gardening? It truly sounds like you bought a great piece of property.
--- On Wed, 12/17/08, roxann <roxann at ancientearthwisdom.com> wrote:
> lol. you didn't ask about the soil here. it is very full
> of rocks! and poor until i enrich it with manure and
> the kids and dogs swim in the creek or they go to the end
> of the driveway where our little creek empties into a bigger
> creek and swim there. and the youngest fishes there, too,
> but only small fish so far... the king's river isn't
> far away, just down the road, but the grumpy old man who
> owns access to the river is too much trouble to make it
> worth trying to fish there.
> ours is a square quarter section, but no modern survey.
> it's on the plot maps, not sure what they're called,
> but everyone's acreage is labeled on it. over the years
> the neighbors have moved in fences, so it's likely a
> little less than 160 acres now. i can see where the old
> fences used to be, but unless they move again, i'm not
> concerned with it.
> walk the boundaries? i still have not done it. been to a
> couple corners, but not walked from corner to corner, and in
> some areas you just can't walk a straight line because
> of bluffs and boulders. usually i just go out to my ginseng
> patches, which takes me over one half of it. one day i plan
> to spend the entire day checking out the areas i haven't
> see yet, but it might not be until i'm able to quit my
> day job. when i get a tractor, i'll be spending more
> time across the creek picking up rocks and cutting down
> cedar trees and getting the field in better shape for
> grazing. there are old stone walls over there from years ago
> when someone else spent days doing just that. i want to
> restore the fields and clear the walls again so i can see
> them better.
> it must not be perfect to just anyone, though. my husband
> is still miserable, lol. it's just so far out and i
> think normal people just don't like living that far away
> from society. he's leaving the day after Christmas to
> move back down south where he thinks life is better. i think
> it's perfect, though.
> and there are definitely an abundant supply of ticks and
> snakes here. i think i am finally gaining a resistance to
> ticks, though, or last season just wasn't as bad as
> previous years. the first year we were here i think tick
> scouts sent out the word to their cousins and brothers that
> new blood was in town.
> another drawback is that sometimes you just can't get
> out, like monday when the roads were icy and Snodgrass hill
> was impassable except to large 4-wheel drive trucks. and
> when it rains a lot and the creeks rise, sometimes for a
> couple days i can't get out. we just keep enough
> supplies on hand to stay home.
> Roxann, NW AR
> http://blog.ancientearthwisdom.com (Ozark Musings from the
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