Started by A.O., January 08, 2018, 12:30:28 PM
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Quote from: Adam Roby on January 08, 2018, 06:47:31 PMWelcome to the forum Scott! Property sounds amazing, especially with those ponds. Are they "swimmable"? What I wouldn't give for that much land... I am like you, don't care so much about the house as I do the land. A house can always be built / fixed up, but the land is the land. Your story seems more like a quick summary that a story. Do you have any of the building pictures, layouts... problems faced, etc.? we love pictures here, if you can find a reliable server to store them on.As far as traffic, it comes in spurts. Spring and summer is much more active because of us northern folk... building often takes a hiatus until the snow melts enough to continue. But there is still some traffic all year round.
Quote from: NathanS on January 09, 2018, 05:09:37 PMLooks and sounds like a beautiful piece of land. I like the new brick and changing the roof line on the front makes a big improvement.
Quote from: CabinNick on January 10, 2018, 12:42:54 AMLooks like a cool piece of property; thanks for sharing. You mentioned you were thinking about getting a sawmill. I think you can't go wrong with a mobile sawmill. I was all set to buy one but then decided I just didn't have the time at this point in life - but there is definitely one in my future! We had some 30"+ ponderosa pine that died last year on our place, so plan on hiring a sawyer to come in this summer and cut those into interior paneling for us.
Quote from: ChugiakTinkerer on January 12, 2018, 12:12:11 PMWelcome aboard and thanks for sharing. I'm starting to come around to the idea that hiring someone might be better than trying to do it all myself. It's amazing how much energy a teen can have compared to my caffeine-infused shuffle! The trick is harnessing that energy effectively.If you haven't found it yet, check out the ForestryForum.com web site. There's a sub-forum specific to Sawmilling, but it's got a host of other areas of interest for anyone cutting or growing timber. The only downside, if you can call it that, to becoming a sawyer is that you will need support equipment. But with 102 acres I imaging you've got that already, or at least see it in your immediate future.
Quote from: Adam Roby on January 15, 2018, 09:12:48 PMIts amazing how we might look close to what we did 20 years ago, but the strength is just not there anymore. I had to move a slow burning stove this past summer. I couldn't budge it... I mean, not even to slide it across the floor... darn thing must have been 350 lbs. My 21 year old nephew took it himself and dumped it into the wheelbarrow. A few seconds later the wheel barrow's leg supports gave out and bent over. Maybe the kid is just a beast... but yeah, age takes it toll for sure.
Quote from: john73738 on November 16, 2018, 06:14:54 PMI just bought a parcel in Arizona to build our retirement home. I wish I had at least 1 tree on the land. Guess I had to expect that buying in the desert. Planted a bunch of mesquite tree pods, will see what comes up.