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Nice property you have there Tackit...
 

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Looks like a great place to live. Seeing those trees in fall colors gives me chest pains.
 

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Thanks guys, I feel like the Good Lord blessed me with this place. Before I moved out here 20 years ago I lived in a large suburb where my next door neighbors house couldn't have been more than 20 feet away.

I love the country, I didn't know for sure how the wife was gonna like it but she loved in no time at all... good neighbors and our church and plenty of stores to buy groceries and do shopping with the kids within 10 or 15 miles in each direction made it easier for her to accept, now she absolutely loves it here and wouldn't live in a city or a suburb. Then my dad wanted to move on the property to be close to us so i gave him the land the daughter's and SIL's house is on.

Now the daughter and SIL owns the house and 3 acres. I own the 12 or maybe 14 acre forest (it's been so many years I forget for sure) that's in the pictures, which is so beautiful in any season, when I mow by it in the spring it smells so good from all the wild flowers and trees coming into bloom.... I wish I could bottle the smell it smells so good.

DR being a fall lover when fall arrives I drive around the whole county to take in Autumn's spendor, I never get tired of fall, fall has always been for me a time to take inventory of my blessings which I feel are far more than I deserve. Fall is definately a special time here in the midwest. I have been saving fall leaves in a small sandwhich size zip lock bag of the year each grandchild was born in. I think it's gonna be nice for them to actually be able to touch something of nature that was from the year they were born in. A Show and Tell perhaps when they get to school age.
 

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Wow

Tackit,

That is Beautiful. Really does beat the city life for sure. :thumbup1gif: And it helps with the peace of mind. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Tackit,

That is Beautiful. Really does beat the city life for sure. :thumbup1gif: And it helps with the peace of mind. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Randy. Wisconsin in Autumn is beautiful too. In the early 70s I went twice to LaCross Wisconsin's Octoberfest which was put on by Oldstyle, back in those days it lasted a week. I remember eveytime they opened a new keg in the beer tent everyone would cheer.:laugh: We camped at Goose Island. I still remember how beautiful the senery was driving up there in the fall of the year.

I have been to Wisconsin Dells two times which was a pretty nice place for us to go to have a small vacation, and I remember when I was a little guy back in the middle 50's my dad had to take his new Mercury outboard motor back to the Mercury factory up there somewhere to exchange the motor. I sometimes catch Wisconsin outdoors? on one of our public televison stations down here, good show, has great shots of Wisconsin's scenery along with showing Wisconsin's many outdoor activities. Snowmobiling looks like a blast but I never tried snowmobiling or ice racing motor cycles on a frozen lake which has always fastenated me. :lol:

I'll probaly have to edit this three or four times to get it right...I'm not a very good writer. :mocking:
 

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Thanks Randy. Wisconsin in Autumn is beautiful too.
Actually, we live in a great country. Each corner has its own beauty to offer. :thumbup1gif:
 

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Very nice. I spent 10 years in W. Lafayette and have seen a lot of the state. Those are are some good looking corn fields.

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Thanks for sharing your pretty corner of the world.
You're welcome mj. It's always fun and interesting to look at members pictures so I like to do my part. Like Randy said this country has many nice places to see. I was stationed at Ft. Belvoir Virgina right outside of our nation's capital during the middle sixties, Virgina had absolutely breath taking fall scenery. I especially like the old iron work on the older houses and shops in DC and also down in Savannah Georgia too.

I can't keep up with the leaves, I tried but it's a lost cause, so now they turn into organic fertilizer making me happy and the trees and hedge rows happy. :laugh:

After a few good storms the most of them blow away to the hedge rows that surround my place. I let my hedge rows grow, never cutting them back so's to make it a very painfull experience for anyone trying to rip me off. In most places they are thick with thorn bushes brambles, sticks and poison vines, they are very pretty to see come fall too. :thumbup1gif:
 

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Very nice. I spent 10 years in W. Lafayette and have seen a lot of the state. Those are are some good looking corn fields.

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eepete you are correct. Not counting bad years our farmers do a great job of bringing food to our tables, knoweldge passed on from father to son, uncles and grand parents, bankers, seed and fertilizer companies has a large part to do with the food being on our tables and store shelves. I have lot's of respect for farmers and their families, salt of the earth people for the most part.
 

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Looking good, and I sure can relate. :thumbup1gif: I lived for a long time (24 years) in the largest city in Atlantic Canada, population of 340 thousand. We bought our place in 2002 and havent' looked back. We are 60 miles from the city and make the trip twice daily, no matter the road conditions. Wouldn't change it one bit. We are on a lake about 3 miles from the ocean. I gotta take some pics and post 'em up.

Thanks guys, I feel like the Good Lord blessed me with this place. Before I moved out here 20 years ago I lived in a large suburb where my next door neighbors house couldn't have been more than 20 feet away.

I love the country, I didn't know for sure how the wife was gonna like it but she loved in no time at all... good neighbors and our church and plenty of stores to buy groceries and do shopping with the kids within 10 or 15 miles in each direction made it easier for her to accept, now she absolutely loves it here and wouldn't live in a city or a suburb. Then my dad wanted to move on the property to be close to us so i gave him the land the daughter's and SIL's house is on.

Now the daughter and SIL owns the house and 3 acres. I own the 12 or maybe 14 acre forest (it's been so many years I forget for sure) that's in the pictures, which is so beautiful in any season, when I mow by it in the spring it smells so good from all the wild flowers and trees coming into bloom.... I wish I could bottle the smell it smells so good.

DR being a fall lover when fall arrives I drive around the whole county to take in Autumn's spendor, I never get tired of fall, fall has always been for me a time to take inventory of my blessings which I feel are far more than I deserve. Fall is definately a special time here in the midwest. I have been saving fall leaves in a small sandwhich size zip lock bag of the year each grandchild was born in. I think it's gonna be nice for them to actually be able to touch something of nature that was from the year they were born in. A Show and Tell perhaps when they get to school age.
 

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Looking good, and I sure can relate. :thumbup1gif: I lived for a long time (24 years) in the largest city in Atlantic Canada, population of 340 thousand. We bought our place in 2002 and havent' looked back. We are 60 miles from the city and make the trip twice daily, no matter the road conditions. Wouldn't change it one bit. We are on a lake about 3 miles from the ocean. I gotta take some pics and post 'em up.
Sure love to see them dellwas.. One of my favorite train ride shows on PBS was one going from the Rock to the Pacific Ocean on a passenger train, I was spell bound by the beauty of our Northern neighbors landscapes. I wish I could make that trip...
 

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Yup, gotta get cracking with that camera. Let me know if you ever make it to Nova Scotia, very nice place to live. If you want raw beauty though, Newfoundland is the ticket. Probably the cleanest air in North America, and wildlife! Don't know what the fish bag limits are now, but a few years ago the bag limit on Trout was 60 for non-residents and unlimited for residents, and those are/were daily limits, but probably changed now, it's getting commercialized. Largest concentration of Caribou in N.A, and of course Moose.

Sure love to see them dellwas.. One of my favorite train ride shows on PBS was one going from the Rock to the Pacific Ocean on a passenger train, I was spell bound by the beauty of our Northern neighbors landscapes. I wish I could make that trip...
 

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Yup, gotta get cracking with that camera. Let me know if you ever make it to Nova Scotia, very nice place to live. If you want raw beauty though, Newfoundland is the ticket. Probably the cleanest air in North America, and wildlife! Don't know what the fish bag limits are now, but a few years ago the bag limit on Trout was 60 for non-residents and unlimited for residents, and those are/were daily limits, but probably changed now, it's getting commercialized. Largest concentration of Caribou in N.A, and of course Moose.
Sounds like beautiful place to live, temps here can get down to -24 celcius if I read the formula thing correctly which is inside weather for me, so any lower wouldn't be a problem.

My legs are not fit to hunt but I would like to go on a vehicle tour that shows the animals in their natural habitat. I have never seen a Moose or Caribou but on TV, I'm sure their size in real life would suprise me.

We unfortunately don't have any fish here fit to eat, it would be great to have a professional guide up there fix walleye up for breakfest,lunch and dinner. :laugh: I never get tired of eating fish, we buy white fish every other month from our local lyons club, I wish they sold it every friday.

60 lbs of walleye in the freezer would be this fish eater's dream come true.
 

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Largest concentration of Caribou in N.A, and of course Moose.
A good friend of mine lives on The Rock, and he says moose aren't native to Newfoundland and that they were introduced to the island through some silly Gummint program. In any case, he's not a fan of the critters. We have moose in Colorado too; but I don't recall if they are native, or introduced. I've just seen pictures of them.

Mythbusters did a good experiment on just how much damage moose can do to a car that clobbers them.

In any case, I would like to see pictures of your corner of the world.
 

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Yup can be cool in Nova Scotia, not sure how balmy it gets in Nfld., but boy do they get snow:

http://www.thedieselgypsy.com/Labrador%20Snow.htm

Not sure if there are Walleye in Nfld. or not, but there sure is a lot of trout.

On moose, this one is in Maine, but it will give you an idea on how large they can be. This guy uses a moose to haul wood!:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_work_moose_in_harness.htm

Sounds like beautiful place to live, temps here can get down to -24 celcius if I read the formula thing correctly which is inside weather for me, so any lower wouldn't be a problem.

My legs are not fit to hunt but I would like to go on a vehicle tour that shows the animals in their natural habitat. I have never seen a Moose or Caribou but on TV, I'm sure their size in real life would suprise me.

We unfortunately don't have any fish here fit to eat, it would be great to have a professional guide up there fix walleye up for breakfest,lunch and dinner. :laugh: I never get tired of eating fish, we buy white fish every other month from our local lyons club, I wish they sold it every friday.

60 lbs of walleye in the freezer would be this fish eater's dream come true.
 

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Yup, it's true. Moose are not native to Nfld.:

http://www.coastalsafari.com/MOOSE.htm

Actually, Nfld. is missing some pretty common critters such as snakes, and raccoons that are predominant elswhere:

http://www.heritage.nf.ca/environment/biosphere.html

It's a sin, really. I have a $2k Nikon d90 that sits a good portion of the time. I must start getting some pics. Start vacation in 2 weeks, so I'll get to snapping then.

A good friend of mine lives on The Rock, and he says moose aren't native to Newfoundland and that they were introduced to the island through some silly Gummint program. In any case, he's not a fan of the critters. We have moose in Colorado too; but I don't recall if they are native, or introduced. I've just seen pictures of them.

Mythbusters did a good experiment on just how much damage moose can do to a car that clobbers them.

In any case, I would like to see pictures of your corner of the world.
 

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dellwas I went through the photo section that showed the Inside the Commissariat House, "red house by the sea" very interesting and colorful place..St Johns looks like a nice place to visit. Have you put down many Lambs? :laugh:

The high scenery shots taken around the ocean in particular were particularly interesting for this flatlander to see. St Johns Newfoundland looks to be a very modern and commercial city. If I was able to travel I would seriously consider taking a cruise ship up there, but thanks to you I do have many pictures to look at. I'm one who appreciates different cultures and customs and finds learning about them interesting and educational. I would like to see some of the old iron tools they used to make a living back in the old days, maybe a search will bring them up. Thanks again.

I have a D80 and D5000 that I shoot with. My point and shoot is gone, when I had it it was so convenient I didn't use the Nikons so I'm not going to replace it.
 

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found some more fall shots. one thing that happened because of the showing the pictures is the rusted out barrels are going to the dump today and the burn pile is gonna be taken away. :laugh: Fall around here starts around the middle of August, first to turn is the summac and then comes the golden rod and sassafrass. I love fall but what comes after is not much to look forward too. Around the first of November the temps fall and don't come back up until late spring anymore.
 

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