posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 11:54 AM
reply to post by MichiganSwampBuck
Got the same thing here. At one time, I could stand inside my front room with the door open and target shoot while it was raining outside. The only
reason I can't do that now is the building I put in the way of my old shooting range.
I have 5 cars/trucks in my yard. 2 run. One is my old Chevy truck that I am fixing, one is an old Riviera my son wants to restore someday, and another
is a Dodge van that I want to restore someday (that thing is great for trips! Like a mini-Winnebago!). No one cares, because I don't care what they
have in their yard (also 1/4 mile away).
Please, for any slickers reading this, don't think it's easy living out here. There is no pizza delivery; there is no cable TV (I use a dish), and
broadband Internet hasn't been available for very long (DSL or satellite only). Power goes off regularly. If something goes wrong with the well, I
have to do without water until I can fix it (just spent a week replacing the whole darn thing as a matter of fact). If I do need the police or an
ambulance, it's a 15 minute wait if I am lucky. The nearest store is 10 miles away. If the car breaks down, I either fix it myself or pay a huge
towing bill. Sometimes I can smell someone else's chicken or hog pen if the wind is right. Anyone comes onto my property damaging stuff, I have to
take care of it. The police clean up the mess when they get here. Ergo, no one does that. At night, there are no public lights; all is dark. There are
wild critters running around: possums, coons, deer, rabbits, bobcats, foxes, coyotes, a few armadillos, and the occasional black bear or mountain
It's not for everyone. The freedom, clean air, fresh water, and fresh food all come with a price.
I just think it's worth it. What's mine is mine. The rat race is over for me; the rats won, and I don't care.