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Eliz~ Posted - Sep 03 2018 : 11:29:05 AM

It took a long time to get to this point! But we did it!
Above is now, below is the year 2001 after we cleared the land of all garbage/buildings and built our Lodge/garage.

Joyfully, Eliz~
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Eliz~ Posted - Sep 14 2018 : 9:04:35 PM
Thank You Bonnie! :o)

Joyfully, Eliz~
Bonnie Ellis Posted - Sep 13 2018 : 7:20:28 PM
You have worked miracles! So glad you have the farm.

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Eliz~ Posted - Sep 05 2018 : 4:14:39 PM
Thanks Judy! We love the yard and the pines. We have a path in the back that leads through the old horse pasture- now grown over. We can go straight back to our neighbors land behind us and then on the right side of our neighbor and us, is another neighbors 80 acres with this view-

A lot of wildlife goes back there! Always something to see!

Joyfully, Eliz~
wildflower17 Posted - Sep 05 2018 : 3:20:29 PM

Elizabeth I love the before and after...I especially love your huge yard!!! I so enjoy reading about where everyone lives and their surrounding areas...



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Eliz~ Posted - Sep 05 2018 : 1:22:51 PM
oooh! I see you are in IA Marlene!! Hello neighbor! How wonderful to have property from your parents homestead! My parents were city folk who loved the lakes here. But my mother's parents were from far northern MN and the Canada/MN border. I think I inherited their love of living in the woods!! The lakes are nice, but I love land!

Joyfully, Eliz~
MBurns Posted - Sep 05 2018 : 12:15:41 PM
Thanks for answering. Love the lodge /garage. Love your blog . Enjoyed the photos. Very unique. The 10 acres we have are the home stead of my parents farm.

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Eliz~ Posted - Sep 05 2018 : 11:23:53 AM
Thanks Audra Rose!
We have 19.25 :o) Very wet, and sparse for tilling/hay. Used to be a lot of animals here years ago. We are on the edge of the next County called Aitkin County which we call "bog" County! I love it all.
In the 1800's they donated the .75 of an acre for a church to build. The church sold it and built 8 miles down the road- the nearest City.

Joyfully, Eliz~
Audra Rose Posted - Sep 05 2018 : 05:56:26 AM
Nice summer home! How many acres do you have?

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Eliz~ Posted - Sep 04 2018 : 5:15:06 PM
Thank You Winnie! And Marlene the photos were in answer to you :o) Thank You Marlene!

Joyfully, Eliz~
Eliz~ Posted - Sep 04 2018 : 5:13:24 PM
Thank You Grace! I have a Grace, she's 28. :o)

Joyfully, Eliz~
katmom Posted - Sep 04 2018 : 5:09:16 PM
Eliz,, simply,,, Awesome!

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Eliz~ Posted - Sep 04 2018 : 5:08:26 PM
No we contracted a cheap garage company. They built the shell.

They also put the unfinished stud wall in the middle for us. So the garage side is 30' x 30' and the Lodge side is the same size.

Above is the stud wall between as the boys play on the unfinished Lodge side and the other side is garage.

Above Lodge inside finished. We hired carpenters. We also re-sided it and my Son in Love built my shutters!

I have more photos of finishing it off on the inside on one of my blogs here-
Of course we are still tweaking everything each summer! :o)

Joyfully, Eliz~
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Sep 04 2018 : 5:08:22 PM
What a perfect summer farm!! I love the location and there is nothing better than a red Farmhouse! I bet you enjoy your time here very much and it will be a wonderful inheritance for your children too. Thanks for sharing the photos with us!!

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MBurns Posted - Sep 04 2018 : 4:33:59 PM
this looks interesting. we have an acreage and thought about putting an apartment in a garage. we have a 5th wheel we travel in and live in a mobile home on the acreage. did you build this yourself? we also have a large garage on the acreage.

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Eliz~ Posted - Sep 04 2018 : 09:18:51 AM
Thank You Barbara and Denise! I thank God for it! I'm leaving it to my youngest son and the 2 Granddaughters I've raised since birth. They are 14, 15, and 16 now. Its all paid for and the taxes are cheap. I told them when we die, sell the old house in the city (it needs too many updates/repairs) but keep this if you can!!

Joyfully, Eliz~
levisgrammy Posted - Sep 04 2018 : 07:49:04 AM
Beautiful spot, Elizabeth!

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HollerGirl56 Posted - Sep 04 2018 : 06:09:51 AM
This looks so peaceful and inviting. I love the red color also. Makes me want to be there and relax awhile. No wonder you love it!

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Eliz~ Posted - Sep 03 2018 : 12:21:25 PM
Since I don't have a barn ;o) I knew the building had to be "red"!!

Joyfully, Eliz~
firecatinc Posted - Sep 03 2018 : 11:57:16 AM
Love the color.

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