Monday, December 8, 2008

View from our front porch-someday....

OK, I wanted to share with you the view from our front porch-well someday at least. When I talk about heading to the middle of no where all the time, this is what I mean. Some of the last undisturbed country in our great country is here. Unless you have been there, you seriously would not believe me.

But first, I want you so see Prince's mom in her favorite chair in her favorite spot in her home. The stove you see is the ONLY heat source this house (or her) has ever known. The large white box behind her is filled with chunks of coal and logs. Yes, I said coal. She was rather upset last year when we "modernized" the stove with the fan blower which is on the top of the pipe in the photo. Before that, if you wanted to get warm you better be standing in the VERY near area or it is downright nippy. But honey, stoke this baby up with coal and it is roasting! Everyone has tried to talk her into a pellet stove but NO WAY!!

Now, Mom gave the kids some of her property that surround her family home. We have the farthest corner from the house which is currently the edge of the property and covered in Russian Olive trees. The other kids didn't want it as it also contains the natural spring-can you say IDIOTS? Shame on me..... I see seclusion and a pond. They see thorny trees and a swamp-yep idiots.....
So, the new GPS also has a walking mode. Off we went to mark our new homestead. Here is the Prince trying to make any sense of the lady in the box as we roam the middle of nowhere land.

At last, our own little corner of the world. That clearing will one day hold my new home, complete with a stove that will heat the house not just my chair! See what I mean? Built in privacy. Those trees have thorns over 3 inches long, some have trunks over 3 feet in diameter. No sneaking around my house or you will be SORRY and bloody, ha!


Here is another view of the area from farther back. See those mountains in the distance? Gotta cross them on dirt road to get here. Yep!



Ok, now that blogland thinks I have lost my mind to want to live in the middle of nowhere hellville. Think again folks. No traffic, phones work sometimes, aside from family the closest house is over a mile from your house. No smog, no rude people, everyone knows your name and will literally give you the shirt off your back if you need it without even asking.
Behold, the view from my front porch-someday.......






3 comments:

CatHerder said...

Beautiful....keep your eye out for the squatter in the teepee on your land...that will be me :-)

Judy said...

It is so beautiful Lisa, I could live somewhere like very easily.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

But will you have internet out there? How would you live without it? Oh, I guess you would have dial-up though.

Thanks for your very nice offer but I won't need those french silver thingies this year...I'm done with baking Christmas cookies until next year! Thank you though!That was so kind of you!