Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Follow Me Home

A while back Florida Cracker had asked me about the lay of my land and such and so I have been trying to get some images together that would show the basics. Now, I have some survey drawings that I want to do some sketching on to show the house and spring locations and garden and such but I'm having trouble coming up with enough time to mess with that right now. So, for now, you get this image from Google Earth. It was taken right after the land had been cleared for the house but before much of any construction. You can see the little yellow stick pin is the general location of the house. I own roughly 19 acres and the majority of my land is to the right of the house. Waaay to the right you see some clearing; that is a small subdivision that my land borders on. Waaay up at the top is a small brown rectangle; that is part of Fred's land. The winding path off to the left and up is my driveway.
You can't really tell, but this whole area is basically a valley with my land ranging from flatland with two creeks to steep, rocky hillsides. I wouldn't really say mountainsides but it is fairly high if you go up to the highest point of my land. You can see over into the next valley anyway.

So, as you can see, I am fairly secluded. I like it that way myself but it seems to bother some people. Many wonder if I am afraid to stay back here by myself and such. Well, no; I've been on my own so long I guess I have gotten used to it. Plus, Smith and Wesson keep me company and I have no qualms about using them. Most people out this way realize it is a very bad idea to drive down a road in the country that you cannot see the end of. Good way to get your head blown off. So, I rarely get anybody back here I don't know.
I am very protective of my land and really don't go around telling people a lot of what I have. There's lots of men these days that would like to get their hands on a bunch of land and a woman to wait on them to boot. Fred is afraid that I'm going to let some guy marry me and then he'll take my land. I've been around way too long and seen too much for that crap. Even if the Switchman himself came to me on bended knee, professing his undying love and devotion and begging my hand in marriage, even that man would sign a helluva pre-nup. My Mama didn't raise no fool.
In fact, I've become so disgruntled and fed up with sissy and insincere men of late that I have recently realized that that long, winding driveway would be a good way to weed them out. Sort of like a gauntlet. I'm still working out the details but it involves incendiary, flying snapping turtles and man-eating attack goats. Of course, I have to make sure and not get the fainting goats. I don't think having the whole herd pass out and go belly up would strike the level of fear that I would be hoping for.

14 comments:

mountainmelody said...

Love it! :)

myamuhnative said...

Geese!
Ever been attacked by a goose?
Get a few geese and you'll be well protected.

Beau said...

Flying snapping turtles! Geez... count me out! But yeah, stay savvy. Too much weirdness out there sometimes.

Floridacracker said...

LOL! Thanks for the aerial view and the laugh.

I think Gander Mountain sells body armor that is rated for flying snapping turtles, but not sure if it's man eating goat proof ... so you are probably still safe.

HermitJim said...

The picture of the land is great! All you need now is a swimming pool!

Good luck on doing the weeding out...I have faith in your judgement!

Island Rider said...

We used to have friends who had two pit bulls named Smith and Wesson.

Mouse said...

well with view from above someone might parachute in and land on deck
he he ha ha , I don't think any body who would actually love you would try in any way to dislodge you from that beautiful spot

Sissy said...

Feel blessed with all that oxygen generating land. Looks like a beautiful hideaway. I have a hideaway too, but right out in public view. Its nice to have a place of serenity and peace, isn't it? You done good, girl! There's enough wood there for you to have a nice warm home the rest of your life; if you so desire this means of heat, a most independent way to keep warm' and material forever for carving if that should become a bent of yours. Oh, to have my ax-wielding days back and no huge electric bill...I yearn for past comforting situations, even the backache, time-consuming chores. I don't have Smith and Wesson, just my "don't tread on me" attitude when Intimidation visits. I can put on a good front. Its too bad that is necessary though.

Ed said...

I never tire of looking at maps, surveys and satellite images.

Rusty said...

Fantastic place! Great for the wildlife too. Now add several Bellowing Bullfrogs, ad some Hopping MAD toxic Toads and you have it made. (Very big grin). I would send you two of my biggest, toughest raccoons - but they do't like goats - old or otherwise.
ATB!

Catherine said...

Paintball mines with red paint. Listen to see if he screams like a girl.

edifice rex said...

Hey Melody! thanks!

Hey Mya! good idea; I can add them to the arsenal!

Hey Beau! lol! you got that right!

Hey FC! but flaming, flying snapping turtles?? lol!
Hey if a guy has smarts and determination enough to get armor, he might be the one for me!

Hey Jim! well, I've thought about a pool; probably just stick with the creek.

Hey IR! ha! that's funny!

Hey Mouse! let them parachute! the goats will be waiting!
No, no one that loved me would but there are some who would FAKE that stuff!

Hey Sissy! Oh, I do feel blessed! Every day when I come home and see my place!

Hey Ed! yeah, they are cool!

Hey Rusty! you know, I was thinking something along the lines of poison dart frogs....:D

Hey Catherine! LOL! i LIKE that!!

Jenn said...

"I've become so disgruntled and fed up with sissy and insincere men of late that I have recently realized that that long, winding driveway would be a good way to weed them out. Sort of like a gauntlet. I'm still working out the details but it involves incendiary, flying snapping turtles and man-eating attack goats. Of course, I have to make sure and not get the fainting goats. I don't think having the whole herd pass out and go belly up would strike the level of fear that I would be hoping for. "

I have another online friend who would illustrate this to a 'T'...

Meet Ursula, mistress of the absurd: http://ursulav.livejournal.com/

She's a lot of fun!

edifice rex said...

Hey Jenn! yeah, i think you're right!