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I haven't posted many pictures of the land, have I? Well, here ya go. [livejournal.com profile] oboiex took lots of pictures while we were down there yesterday.



First, the vanity; me in a parking lot. We stopped to get some things for the birthday party.



This is the barn. It and all structures on the land were built around 1846. It was originally used for curing tobacco. This structure will become the main house; new floors will be installed, the logs will be re-chinked and then infilled with adobe. A greenhouse will be attached to one side.... plus more. It's quite the endeavor.

That's Louis in the overalls.















The barn is home to lots of ant lions; they're absolutely everywhere.



This is the cabin, the original homestead. We're going to dismantle this structure and re-use what we can; the tin roof, wood stove and many of the timbers are still in good condition, but it's settled a lot and one room is too tiny to bother with.

Also, it's been used as a squat and is absolutely covered with tweaker grease. Dismantling the structure entirely is one good way to get rid of that energy.








This is what remains of another barn, this one for animals. I don't know what happened to the rest of it. I found a very rotten leather horse harness in there; I'm curious to see what else we'll find when we clean this area up.





Here's a few shots from the waterfall, about ten minutes walk from the cabin. The whole thing is about 25 feet high, and gets water year-round. The first picture is rocks off to one side; what you're looking at is about 4 feet tall. It's right above my head in the picture where I'm standing, and to my right in the shot where I'm squatting. Louis is standing in the area I'm looking towards; beyond him is the bigger part of the fall, about 15 foot drop. The snake is a water snake that mimics copperheads but isn't actually poisonous. [livejournal.com profile] oboiex found him above the waterfall.







And finally, a couple shots of the forest. As you can see, the forest is only around a century old; it was clearcut for the tobacco farm that used to be here, but was allowed to grow in after whatever happened to the farm. Nobody's lived here since.




That's everything... my little slice of utopia.

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Date: 2007-05-14 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyinthecanoe.livejournal.com
That looks fantastic. All of it. Looks like some work to be done, but ultimately hella satisfying, I imagine. Yay for y'all.

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Date: 2007-05-14 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dom-ino.livejournal.com
thanks! and yeah, ultimately satisfying.

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Date: 2007-05-14 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yieldsigns.livejournal.com
My Own Private Walden.

It looks...rustic, but lovely.

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Date: 2007-05-14 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dom-ino.livejournal.com
That's because it is rustic. :P

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Date: 2007-05-15 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yieldsigns.livejournal.com
Yeah, yeah.

You have a sexy, well...everything.

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Date: 2007-05-15 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dom-ino.livejournal.com
I'm gonna punch you in the eye... with my balls.

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Date: 2007-05-15 05:25 am (UTC)

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Date: 2007-05-14 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chucknoblet.livejournal.com
so cool!!!!!

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Date: 2007-05-14 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chucknoblet.livejournal.com
but wait...does it have DSL???

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Date: 2007-05-14 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dom-ino.livejournal.com
That rattan? It's really OC45 fiber.

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Date: 2007-05-14 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ink-ling.livejournal.com
This is so awesome to see! Nice to be able to visualize the space. I can almost breathe better looking at these.

And a greenhouse?! That's uber-best! I wish I had time to see it when I was down but I may have to slate another time for that ... .

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Date: 2007-05-14 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dom-ino.livejournal.com
We'll have several greenhouses; I'll wanna add one to my house, too, and there'll be at least one free-standing.

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Date: 2007-06-17 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ivorywitch.livejournal.com
I dont' supposed you'd share whatever plans you're using for the greenhouses with an old friend?

Last I heard you were in Portland. Granted, long time ago, but WTF? Does anybody at SG know you were back? 'Cause I didn' know. Sniff.

Sounds like you're moving in all sorts of good directions.

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Date: 2007-06-20 08:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dom-ino.livejournal.com
Working on the buildings is still a ways off; so no actual drawn plans as of yet.

The freestanding greenhouse(s) will likely not be built as permanent structures and just be the standard half-dome things, but built out of wood and not gross PVC.

The greenhouse skirt around the barn house will be built more like a sunroom, with a 2-foot wall, then glass going up from that, angled to meet the eaves.

I've made it to Nashville. Was back in Memphis for a few years, then I moved here in January. I saw some Grove folks a couple years ago at a Pagan Pride Day in Memphis; we faeries had a vegan food booth (I'm not vegan, myself, though many faeries are.) Everybody seemed to be doing well enough. That was the last time I participated in any kind of public pagan thing; not really my path anymore.




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Date: 2007-05-17 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yangming.livejournal.com
Wow you got your work cut out for you. That house does look like it has some nice timbers though. Don't strain or sprain yourselves! That's great that you have water year-round.

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Date: 2007-06-10 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boka-cheka.livejournal.com
I've invaded your journal!

I laughed at the statement of tweeker grease. I'm jealous of your endeavor. What fun! Be sure to continue posting your progress!

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Date: 2007-07-10 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lando-system.livejournal.com
Well done man... I am fans.