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Anyone else live out in the sticks? We recently moved back to the country on the mountain. Several acres, streams and pond, mostly wooded. Literally hundreds of acres around us on the mountain and our driveway is 200 yards long. So yeah, no TOTers here. We really love it in the country, but it's not for everyone. Anyone here have a similar home?
 

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The Ravens Grin might as well be in such a location since so many people have to drive 2 or more hours to get here! But, HEY! Wouldn't trade it for anything else that i have ever seen (pictures) or heard of.
There are only two ways to get to this house and both ways are really just Alleys.
Right now the house is very hard to see from almost any direction because the trees and vines are so prolific, even when I trim them every week!
 

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Your place sounds like mine only not on a mountain. We moved here last Oct and I love it. I grew up in the country but my husband is a city boy. He gets up before me most mornings and already has our ducks and chickens fed before I get out of bed. He loves it too. We are having a Halloween party but don't expect any tots.
 

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I'm JEALOUS!! lol Wish I was back in the country. I miss it so much. When I told new hubby I wanted a house in the country i guess I should have better defined country. For me country means no neighbors no where. We are on 1 acre tracks here although neighbors on one side have 9 acres, neighbors on the other side have 8. We only have one, so, it is a nice forest behind us. Still we're on a busy road with houses and some fields.

Even when I lived in the remote area of western Nebraska.....Bessie Richies place down in the canyon....I still decorated to the hilt and enjoyed it all. I remember that house like yesterday...ya had the to drive quite a ways out on the dirt road, then ya turned off onto another less traveled dirt road, then ya drove onto Llyod & Ula Woods place, then the road ended and ya drove along Woods family corn field, from there ya went down in the canyon & there sat this beautiful cottage like little farm house with a garage & arena. If it snowed ya never got out even w/ 4 wheel, sometimes when it rained ya never got out. I could have lived there the rest of my life.
Should mention...it was 3 miles to the mail box.
 

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Bought the farm (literally!) 8 years ago. No ToTs but there are ways.. Love it here, if given my choice, would never live in a suburb again.
 
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Some like-minded stories here. It takes me 5 minutes to get the mail, and I drive the trash/recycling down now. The area has its own sense of mystery and spookiness. I'm used to the possums, deer, and raccoons from our old house in the country, plus the sounds which surround us of all the insects is something you need to hear to appreciate. Tree frogs in the spring. Bull frogs in the summer. Crickets and grasshoppers droning from the bushes, cicadas during the day and early evening, and katydids and leafhoppers at night. It's really special. I was in the pool the other night and heard a knocking, so I did my own knock back, and immediately was answered by a solid one. I nearly jumped out of the pool, thinking it was a squatch. ;) A big acorn had dropped onto the deck.
 

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Those acorns can drive ya nuts when they start falling! Our neighbor has 2 really large ponds out behind our houses, so we have that frog thing goin on all the time, its really cool. Sometimes I look out my bedroom window, the window is even with my pillow......look up ya see the stars and on certain nights when the fog is thick...its scary as hell!! lol It so dark in the backyard....I gotta find a way to do some Halloween things out there, just have not got around to it. I have a large carport that is open with no roof, so when you come out of my garage from that scene you find yourself on this carport over looking a huge huge yard. Its pitch black back there. Gonna try and work on that next year with just a few things.

This year I was gonna try and do something ...2 things came to mind....the well w/ the black haired girl climbing out ...with just the right lighting or......Michone with her 2 zombies. I'm closer to that, have everything to make it except I have to order a wig for her and her sword. Got all the forms, clothes, boots even boxer shorts like her zombies had. Just don't think there will be time.
 

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In the sticks here too. On a hill with a horrible "4WD only" driveway in the winter and you can't see our closest neighbor without walking several hundred yards. The only thing I don't love about it is that it takes a lot of upkeep and I inherited several buildings, three of which just need to go and two that just needs a little cleaning and TLC. The last TOTer I had here was my first husband's niece and that was over 15 years ago. :)

Oh and if you guys are startled by acorns, you need to experience a black walnut falling on top of your car while driving down a country road. :) Scared the crap out of me! :D
 

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I grew up in the sticks and it had its perks...but Halloween was not one of them! We would do a bonfire on the back of my parent's property in the fall, and some hayrides on the back of a neighbor's tractor.

Lizzy, I know EXACTLY what you mean! My grandparents had a couple hundred acres of farmland down the road from my parents house with tons of pecan trees. And flying squirrels. Man....you can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl! lol
 

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We bought a house last year out in the middle of the desert on 2 acres. We have 2 neighbors about 500 yards away but most of the buildings are little abandoned miner shacks. Last year most people had not been here and were freaked out just by the drive. Pitch dark, no road signs and abandoned buildings tend to get people unnerved. We are doing a killer family theme, like house of 1000 corpses for our party. Definitely no tots will be showing up so we just get to pump up the freaky! I love it out here, I would prefer a forest but this place is just super creepy! No more city for me!
 
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