Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rural Living

Living the rural life
Where to start, lets start with our house we live in a turn of the century farmhouse that is HUGE
6-maybe 7 bedrooms 2 baths, and It runs us ragged keeping up with it. The place was a Land grant to my wifes Great Great Grandpa, we have the original document signed by the Secretary of war
Edwin M. Stanton for service to the Union Army. Her Family has been on the property since 1858. I have always lived Rural...I don't think I could live in a town, I enjoy the sound of the creek running through the yard and the Coyotes howling, the Great horned Owls and the short eared owls talking at night. My water comes off the hill from a spring. 88 feet of drop to the house ( anyone who can calculate the head pressure gets a Atta boy or girl) and it tastes just fine I enjoy the fact that if I chose to I can step out my front door and Pee in the grass and what. If someone comes to the house I don't know I step out on the porch to greet them, usually there is a pistol in the small of my back and my hand on it, I am not paranoid, its just that Its a long roll for the Sheriff to my casa, there is a good chance that if I know you there is still a pistol on my person somewhere, and I don't care what the caliber is as long as it starts with a 4. We have 4 dogs, Thug is the biggest and most socially unacceptable, the UPS man came the other day to deliver my nieces new lariat and Thug scared him off, Molly is the Pretty one, Harley is the crafty on and Willow is the smallest. We raise hay and have horses, we garden and hunt, I have been without power to the house for 14 days(one Hell of a Ice storm in the Willamette), I just deal with it. None of this is a rant its just a fact and I would n0t change any of it anyhow.

I want you all to have a Stellar weekend I will be getting ready for my baby Sister to come down and visit and raise hell with me


Dreamsicle said...

Raise hell says he.....hmmmmm
Can't wait to come play, relax, smart off, burn some grub and hang with the fam. And keep your damn guns in your pants. That sounds like something Dad might have cautioned you on. Love ya Beaner.

Evil Lunch Lady said...

Sounds like a dream place! I'd so move there! Have a good time this weekend!

USA_Admiral said...

Sounds like heaven to me.

Hammer said...

Sounds like a cool place. I'd like to get out of this damn city and be able to pee off my porch.

Anonymous said...

*sigh* sounds wonderful!

The British Bird. said...

sounds Idyllic. I love the rural life myself and He and I are looking for just the right place.
I know what you mean about guns. He has quite a selection and some really nice swords to boot. When we moved from WA to here in NH, I kept finding live rounds in boxes all over the place. We coralled them all together and had to take them with us in the car, as the movers wouldnt touch them. All the guns were in the truck under some blankets!

The current market has us holding off on commiting to a mortgage, but I am getting itchy feet!

Epijunky said...

Good Lord Doug, I don't know how I missed this post.

It sounds gorgeous... I'm jealous. I'm REALLY jealous.

Enjoy it.

Detail Medic said...

I'm jealous too. If I decide to come visit I'll stay in the car and wave the maltese out the window until you come rescue me from Thug.