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Well, not to steal Chief's thunder, but here are some low-res pics of my place. I didn't want to burden the board nor your down-loading time down with 12MP pics of my place, so here they are for your review: (By the way, there are over 100 mature oaks on this property that are older that 100yrs old)

(How about a special section entitled My Place?)

It is a humble home on 10 acres and here are the pics.

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Pic of front yard taken from across the slag driveway. Oaks are live oaks in front around 200 years old.


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Pic of daughter's pony and mature pear trees that produce in abundance.


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Pic of canopied area in front of yard across natural creek. Very old oaks in this area likewise.


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Pic of my humble home - about 2000 sq. ft - in pretty good shape and I have done lots to make it better.


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Pic of some of the horses and some more land. You can see lots of rain lately.


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Pic of more land. You can see the stumps (about 20) of them in the distance. Hopefully they will be gone next week! :)


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Pic of kid's redwood playset and small tack building and lean-to shelter in the background.


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Pic of back cedar fenced area around back of house


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Pic of garden and deck in back. Deck is 14x14.


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Well, nothing spectacular but just wanted to share a little bit of my humble life here in Hammond, LA with all of you. Pics of workshop and tractors to follow. Thanks for looking.

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Andy
 

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HAHA --- yep had them named .jpg instead of .JPG

Go figure.
BTW, These are low-res shots taken with Casio I fixed yesterday.
After being dead for almost 2 years, it still shoots just fine.
 

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Originally posted by simple_john
not showing up Andy.. If you need some help posting a picture.. PM Me..

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I see them fine nice place Andy didn't know you had that many horses. I like the arbor to looks good.:thumbsup:
 

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looks good.... great pics, nice place.. real nice yard too..

how many horses do you have??



I think the front lawn looks like it needs a little trimmin...


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Your place

Hey Andy
Great looking place and great location,I looked on the map and see that you are near Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
I realize grass looks greener on other side of fence but your place looks great. Up here in central Alabama is a great place to live also.

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Nice place Andy. But I couldn't leave the west coast. My wife is a Filipina and just loves the fact she can get all the native foods from the Philippines cheap here. I did find a place we will live for the rest of our lives 85 miles north of Seattle that is rural and peaceful (our current home) 6 years ago.
 

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Re: Your place

Originally posted by avmcalister
Hey Andy
Great looking place and great location,I looked on the map and see that you are near Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
I realize grass looks greener on other side of fence but your place looks great. Up here in central Alabama is a great place to live also.

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Thanks everybody. Just wanted to share a little piece of my humble life with you guys.

Avery,
Thanks! I have been to Alex City more times than I can remember. I used to do all of AT&T and then Charter Communications commercial networking for the regional office and most of the work was in AL. Thanks for the kind words.
I guess you never think much of your own place, but as small as it is, it is still a handful and requires lot of work. We all need to get together. We have Chippy, CatDaddy, Jody you and myself down here just to name a few. I am sure we can wrangle a few others up for a nice TF party. ;)

What do you do over there in AL and what kind of place do you have?

SJ,
You are right. Was going to cut this weekend but the rain seems to be on a different schedule. St Aug grows very thick when well fertilized and heavily soaked! Plus, I don't like taking over a couple inches off so it always looks just a little high. Thanks!

Andy
 

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Your humble house has twice the square footage of mine so enjoy the luxury :D Nice place, but I couldn't handle the heat in the summer which is what, 10 months of the year for you guys?
 

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Hey Michael!
My wife is a Filipina also. If I can find a Filipino food store in Stroudsburg, PA, then you can find one almost anywhere. I was at 2 different get togethers over the weekend and ate all the pansid, and lumpia and longaniza I could ever want. We probably have more than 20 different families with folks from the Philippines just in our church (out of 2,500 families on the books and no they all don't come every Sunday) in semi-rural PA. My wife is from a small village near Bagio City in Luzon (Igorot tribal area, your wife will know what that means) I'm surprised to hear you are planning on retiring in the US and not the Philippines. A modest pension will allow you an excellent standard of living in the islands with folks that speak English and are more polite than most Americans. That's where I'm headed once I quit working.
 

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Joe,
Where are you planning on living once you retire? Are you looking at the city or out in the country? I have never been to the Philippines but have heard the dollar does go a long way.
The only bad thing is the stories of people disappearing or being kidnapped. :dazed: I thought they had some Al Quida(sp) training camps or cells out in the jungle??????
 

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Andy...

Very nice place, looks ideal for some piece and quiet.
The oaks look super, give the place that old plantation look.
Us New York, city folk have to drive a long way to see something
that looks like that. BTW, those are really big DOGS you have.
Glad to see you have them penned in, so they can’t run off.
 

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Stewart,
I'm planning on the northernmost part of Luzon in the mountains in a very rural area. The troubled areas of the Philippines are the southernmost islands over 750 miles away. There are over 100 tribes and over 70 different indigenious dialects spoken there on over 7000 islands, but most everybody speaks English and EVERYBODY knows what an American dollar is. I could lease a house in a suburban part of Baguio City in a mixed American neighborhood for $250 a month. Add $20 for electricity and $20 for clean water and $100 for food for a month and that is about your total cost unless you get a car or motorcycle. The local Jeepney (A kind of primative bus service) will take you 10 miles to the city for $1 and another $1 for the return trip. If you like fresh fruit, rice and fish, your diet will be healthy and cheap as that is what the locals eat. If you like Pizza and cheese burgers, you will pay American prices as that is who it is marketed at.
 

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Oklahoma is about as far South as I care to live. Andys part of the country is getting way too humid for my liking. I was born and raised in Colorado and it is much dryer than here! I have learned to really enjoy it here, you have to just grow where you are planted !!:D
 

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Beautiful Spot Andy,

That's what I always imagined Louisiana was like. And that green carpet you laid down looks like it just came off the loom. How does it stand up outdoors? I suppose with no snow you can get it dry before it rots? Must be nice not to have to mow......

Seriously, it looks like a great place, and used well. Hope you have a long time to enjoy it. Looks like your ancestors did OK on the Great Upheaval!!

BTW, the "Live Oaks" look a lot like the Oak trees we have here. Is there a difference?
 

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Great place Ndy, very country very comfy.. Where is our leaders Tractor?:D
Nice looking piece of land you have there,a Lil-Bit O Heaven. :smiles:
 

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Beautiful place you have there Andy. You have some gorgeous trees. Looks like you are able to keep the Spanish moss in check too. I see you have a hefty bit of grass to cut too. How long does it take you to cut everything? My daughter is a horse person and she would love to be around all of your animals. You have some very pretty horses.
 

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balmoral, I don't know about the oaks in NS. I just know that Live Oaks are routinely found in the deep south of the US. I have white, swamp, water, live, pin oak trees. I know that Live oak is not tolerant of extreme cold and is hardy for USDA Zones: 8 - 10

Chief,
I have 5 horses total. 1 TB, 2 QH, 1 Shetland Pony, 1 Dutch WB.
I didn't take any pics of the workshop or my tractors. Will post them soon. Also didn't take any pics of the horse stuff like round pens and arena etc. Actually we own all the way down to the river below (you can see the big trees and thick folage) behind the horses. It takes me a few hours with the GT5000 on the front canopied piece, front lawn, side lawn and open pastures. On a good day with the 8N and bushhog it will take a few more hours to finish up. All together --- nearly one whole day from dawn to dust including leaf blowing, edging, weedeating, weeding and all finish work. (at least) --- BTW, only one tree has a lot of spanish moss and that is a swamp oak tree in the front. Strange but true.

With the rain the way it has been, it has been a weekly thing at least. :)


Thanks for the comments and questions.
Andy
 
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