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Old 08-16-2019, 08:22 AM
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Congratulations. Well done! Now the fun begins.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:47 AM
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Congratulations! What is you ultimate plan for the property? Retirement or simply BOL?

My drive is a little longer, and I have paid good money to maintain it. Iím fortunate that a neighbor homesteader has a bulldozer and excavator who rents it to me for cheep for various project. Isnít the ground pretty hard packed clay and rock? Should be a pretty good foundation for the road.

Iím originally from the mountains of Virginia. You should be able to easily grow apples and peaches. With some work, you should be able to grow great vegetables too.
Honestly I wouldnít want to bug out from my house. I have stored food, fruit trees, and all my supplies. I just want a weekend getaway that doesnít have phone chargers. Im planning a small cabin, outhouse, and a shipping container to house a four wheeler and small tractor. I want to clear the fields to have food plots dove and deer. Itís nice to know that I have clear fields ready to plant in the event of a economic collapse though. I want to go up on weekends and practice skills I may need in the future.
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Congratulations! What a beautiful piece of property and view!

Those rock walls are intriguing. They look very old. Makes you wonder who made them. I agree with fistfulladirt about using a metal detector around the place. You never know what you'll find. And the local library or tax office might have information about the history of the property and who lived there.

Here's a link to old maps of North Carolina, listed at the bottom of the page.

https://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/

Wondering if you might find a still somewhere around the place. LOL!
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Honestly I wouldnít want to bug out from my house. I have stored food, fruit trees, and all my supplies. I just want a weekend getaway that doesnít have phone chargers. Im planning a small cabin, outhouse, and a shipping container to house a four wheeler and small tractor. I want to clear the fields to have food plots dove and deer. Itís nice to know that I have clear fields ready to plant in the event of a economic collapse though. I want to go up on weekends and practice skills I may need in the future.
Sounds like a great plan! Being close enough (but far away enough to escape) will allow you to enjoy it often!
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:46 AM
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Congratulations! What a beautiful piece of property and view!

Those rock walls are intriguing. They look very old. Makes you wonder who made them. I agree with fistfulladirt about using a metal detector around the place. You never know what you'll find. And the local library or tax office might have information about the history of the property and who lived there.

Here's a link to old maps of North Carolina, listed at the bottom of the page.

https://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/

Wondering if you might find a still somewhere around the place. LOL!
Yes there is a still. Hundreds of glass jugs. The copper is gone but the rock boiler and cooling pit is still there. Those maps are going to cost me a day or two of my life.
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:45 AM
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Nice find! I would have chosen that one also....have fun with whatever you build! Let us know when you get the still running again so we can all stop by :-)
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WTG! I envy your travel time. Having a private recreation area; wow!
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The rock walls were how early property owners marked their land. These are everywhere up and down the east coast.

Congratulations on your property.
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John, congratulations on your land purchase! It is absolutely beautiful. What a find.

Please keep us apprised of your progress.
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That is great!

Now get to work.
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I was thinking the same thing. The drive way is .39 miles long. So itís not going to be cheap. The fields have been fallow for so long they are pretty much young forest. I am hoping a bulldozer will push the roots out.
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:48 AM
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Thatís cool but itís going to leave the stumps.
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No it grinds them up to
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Congrats! I'm jealous. Hubby and I hope to retire within 5 years and that's exactly what we'd love to have. Please, please keep us posted on how developing it goes.
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The property sounds perfect. Our permanent living property was 22 acres about an hour from the city and through some circumstances beyond the scope of this thread are now building on 100 acres.

So both acreages would be fine but the 3 hours away on the larger acreage would have been a challenge.

For redeveloping the land,,, my favorite toys are a Husqvarna 455 rancher chain saw, a John Deere 3032 with a loader, grappler, fork, auger and shredder, and all followed up with a small 5 ton dump trailer to bring your own gravel in.

The dump trailer (hydraulic lift) was $4000 and has paid for itself many times over. A load of gravel is $15, vs $400 delivered by a commercial hauler. JD has 0% financing on their tractors.

Enjoy!
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sounds like a great start John, and I applaud you wanting to get the kids "offline". best of luck
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Looking forward to seeing how it goes. Looks like a great spot.
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Haven’t even closed yet and the projects have started.
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Get a dueling tree while your at it. They are my favorite training tool.
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Iím originally from the mountains of Virginia. You should be able to easily grow apples and peaches. With some work, you should be able to grow great vegetables too.
Why did you move? It's so beautiful here! I don't ever want to go live anywhere else! And yes, we have apples, peaches, plums, apricots
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