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Old 05-21-2015, 04:49 PM
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Well we did it. We managed to close on a new old farm place. It's old and unkempt but it's all ours and the banks. More when I have a PC and not a phone...

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Old 05-21-2015, 05:12 PM
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Congratulations! Looks like a beautiful place - the house and barn look great!
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:22 PM
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Thanks Stan. I definitely love it here and although town is only six miles away and nothing more than a wide spot, this is so much more peaceful and quiet. It's been a long couple of years off the farm!

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Congrats! That is my dream property! Color me jealous! Please keep us updated (with photos, of course) on all the changes/projects you do. Looks like a beautiful place to hang your hat.

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Old 05-21-2015, 07:19 PM
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Congratulations on your new place, also.
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Congrats, looks like heaven to me.
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:02 PM
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Thank you everyone. I will most certainly keep an update going on right here, with pics.

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Congrats, looks great! I love the old red barn. How many acres did you get with it. I can't wait to hear all about your new adventures.
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:35 AM
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Thanks flowergurl. I just bought 15 acres, house, barn, hay barn, shed, macine shed and chicken house. More was available but I don't want to do anything big these days. When I had the last place, I was farming and running cattle on 750 acres and it really got to be too much. Now, I just want my little place, a few eating critters and a place to carry on playing with alternative energy, sustainability etc.

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I understand as we get older a small place to enjoy is just enough.
Sounds similar to what I'll be shopping for in a few years.
Are you off by yourself or do you have neighbors close ?
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Lol fg, it is eastern SD... we are all off by ourself. I have one neighbor about a quarter mile east and then it is at least a mile, or more in any direction.

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what a wonderful place u have there.
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Great pictures! The barn reminds me of my grandparents barn same style and color. I was having flash backs of grinding the feed for the sheep, hogs, chickens and of course the home made corn meal. Enjoy the barn and when your done have a glass of lemonade or ice tea on the porch.
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I haven't been to South Dakota yet, so i'm not sure how populated your area is. I am trying to visit as many states as i can. I hope to get to the Dakotas one day.
This year South Carolina is my destination.
I will be looking forward to more pics of your place.
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Thanks flowergurl. I just bought 15 acres, house, barn, hay barn, shed, macine shed and chicken house. More was available but I don't want to do anything big these days. When I had the last place, I was farming and running cattle on 750 acres and it really got to be too much. Now, I just want my little place, a few eating critters and a place to carry on playing with alternative energy, sustainability etc.

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Good move in my opinion. I've always dreamed of having a lot of land. In my younger days it would be to try my hand at a real farm - not now it would be a 50 to 100 acre plot in the woods/mountains with my cabin smack in the middle with a nice long driveway with a gate.

Your 15 acres sounds just right - some maintenance yes but not overwhelming. And the out buildings are great - I don't know what I would do without my little barn (which is actually an old carriage house).

Now being pretty much crippled up I can just handle my little 6 acres here in the mountains - just right for me and my wife.
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Nice looking place. My wife likes old houses, I like old barns.

An old barn did/does so many things. Holding pins, feed stations, milking stations, corn bins, and hay storage, All had 1 built in ladder, most had more. There are hay lifts in most, and the animals (which are on the ground floor) could be feed from above. Corrals were attached to the barn. Windows and doors were all made of wood and hinged, works of art in some cases. My preference, if I were to build for myself, would be the rounded roof design, but I like all different styles.

The new barns have no personality.

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Green Alien, you have the beginnings of a wonderful place. Congratulations!
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I haven't been to South Dakota yet, so i'm not sure how populated your area is. I am trying to visit as many states as i can. I hope to get to the Dakotas one day.
This year South Carolina is my destination.
I will be looking forward to more pics of your place.
Flowergurl, the Dakotas are beautiful. So many things to see and do there, it is hard to start to name places. In South Dakota alone, many people will want to see the big attractions like: Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore, The Badlands & Custer State Park are all fabulous to visit & see, but The Needles Highway, Roughlock Falls, Deadwood, are interesting & intriguing and the scenery is just breath taking. So when you get there take it all in and enjoy yourself, but you will not want to leave. We didn't!
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Here we have the latest Jeep farm truck...


And here we have two barred rock hens and a rooster. A farm warming gift from an Amish friend...


And here are ten random month old straight run chicks.


You gotta love an Amish man and his very practical gifts.

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but you will not want to leave. We didn't!
BURR, to far north and to cold for me to stay there. LOL
I would love to see all those places you mentioned tho.

Great Neighbors bearing gifts sounds like a great start Ted!
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