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    Smile Aerial photo of our farm

    Taken during a dry period, but still a nice view of GREEN THINGS, taken in late September.
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    Nice! And I love the green!!!



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    That's a very nice setup, DW.

    Are those lights for your arena or the overhead power line? They look a bit far to be lights but I'm just being nosy.

    I like the driveway and proper trailer parking.

    Very nice. A+. Especially since you have such nice pasture.
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    No, those are the power lines, which go underground just after that last pole you see by the creek. The other power pole conveniently serves double duty as an anchor post for my Electrobraid fence.

    That dirt paddock is not really an "arena", but rather my sacrifice area. It used to be just as grassy as the rest! But if it's not too dry I can harrow it up and it is actually quite nice for riding. I do most of the riding, however, in the field off to the left, where you see a couple of little homemade XC jumps.
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    That is a beautiful setting, with all those trees and green and all.



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    I like the flatness of it myself, although it looks like your home is elevated? Just enough topography with the creek/drainage and mature trees. Very nice.
    Question, if you had it to do over again what with all this snow and having to plow would you reverse the house and the barn or does the
    privacy and being able to look over the horses grazing make up for it?
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    There is about 6 feet of elevation from the lowest to the highest point. We built the house at the highest part, mainly because it perked best there and we wanted to minimize any risk of water problems.

    Prevailing winds off Lake Michigan (3 miles away) come from EXACTLY where you see the gap in the trees and the golf course at the top of the photo, which is SW. That break serves as quite an impressive wind funnel! That line of trees between the driveway and the dirt paddock really serves as a nice windbreak for the horses.

    Snow removal is . . . a large job. We have a big snowblower on the tractor, and the driveway is pretty darn long--you can only see about half of it in the pic as we live deep in an odd-shaped segmented part of a former 25-acre piece. I don't think it would make TOO much difference swapping the house and the barn, because we'd just have to head upwind to GET to the barn if they were swapped. At least there's a pretty decent tailwind walking down to the barn on a blowy day, although I'll readily admit to using the car when it's particularly vile.
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    Very cool pic.
    Your house looks beautiful & the property looks like a great setup.

    Did you contract for it to be done or was it taken, then offered to you?

    I ask because a couple years ago I was offered an aerial view of my place by an agent who just drove up & showed me the pic they had taken.
    It was a nice shot & I could even see one of my horses in the pasture.

    But I dragged my feet and never purchased the shot, which I regret as that horse is no longer with me.

    If you have the contact info for the people who took your pic I'd like to try again to get a shot of my place.
    I'm not so very far away - as the plane flies - in NW Indiana.
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    What a pretty farm you have!

    I'm a sucker for the aerial photos, and have one of our current farm. A guy just pulls into our drive and gets out with a bunch of pictures every 3-4 years -- last time, my DH turned the guy down due to the over-inflated price. Oh well...he'll be back in a few years, and maybe will buy one then with the latest barn on it. Fun though, no?



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    2Dogs, it's called Scenic concepts, you can Google them. I didn't solicit the photo--someone left me a little proof on the front porch and I eventually got around to calling them!

    With the package I bought they give you files suitable for making Xmas cards, which will be cool.
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    Gorgeous!!!!!
    Who is the unfortunate person that has to cut all that grass??? lol
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    Mowing is MY job. One of the perks, actually--we have a NIIIIICE mower. I find it very relaxing and therapeutic.
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    Beautiful! I will be right over! Will the coffee be ready when I get there?

    Seriously, that is really nice!



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    Lovely DW!

    The people who owned our farm before us had one taken and blown up and framed, and left it behind when they moved. It is odd to see how small all the trees were then, and how many more trees we have planted in the time we have been here.
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    We have one of those aerial shots of our place. If your state is an open records state you may be able to find stuff like this on your local tax assessors website. or the USDA does have overheads you can purchase.

    We have used the overheads for planning fence lines, barn located, all kinds of stuff.

    Your place is beautiful!



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    Looks like a little piece of heaven to me! Lake Michigan winds, grass, creek, beautiful house....ahhhh. Nice!
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    You have a lovely house! What is growing in the large fields? It looks kinda purpley, or maybe its just my aging eyes.



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    Soybeans, ready to be harvested at that point.
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    Nice photo! Have this one on my homepage www.shawneeacres.net that was done this past September. unfortunately the WRONG time of year for us to be green after a long hot summer that was basically a drought! But nice to have nonetheless!



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    If anyone wants to download "Google Earth" - I *think* they recently upgraded the features. You can "fly" from place to place and really zoom in on aeriel shots of your home or farm. Pretty neat.



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