I know your siutation exactly and feel for you. The wife and I tried for years to get here. One thing after another kept stopping us. We are in the U. P. Of MI. 3 miles from the main rd. Our closestneighbor(now)s a 40a. Prcl. To our west. North of us is a 70a. Prcl. Of cut over cedar which we are trying to buy. East of our line is a camp of 3a. That nobody ever goes to. South of us is Federal forest and beyond the above mentioned properties all are surrounded by Fereral land or backed up with commercial forest land. Never be any building on that in my life time. PLUS, we are 3 miles from the closest electric pole! Not to many want to take that responsibility.
The county road ends at our property line then its Fereral roads which are not maintained from here on till spring. I do have to plow the road very often so we can get in an out but whatever ya know? Semi-reired bulder here, forced into retirement by an injury on the job, actually I am a jack-of-all-trades.
We see very few people till this time of year for hunting. Use to have some strange dudes show up now and then but tell you what, this big solid black Shepherd we have puts a stop to most everybody comeing around here anymore. If you want to take wiz out the back or front door-do it! If you want to shoot, just do it. Nobedy is gonna say sqwat!
We have a larger land mass then the lower part of the state with a population of about 350,000, downstate you will have that many in your average smaller town. A bit harder way to live but we love it. Grow all our food and hunt for the meat or fish. Hunting an fishing has been poor for the last couple years. Winters have been to hard. Last year we had some where around 320 inches of snow. You do give up things, you gain even more.
Most of this area is Native American population so if you are not Native or do not like indians, not a good place. We are both native mixed blood. Wife is cherokee, I am Souix.
Joe, Have a good one and will get back to you when we get this pc. Of junk fixed to let you know what I found. I will get it going and usually do not ask for help, this one is just a bit puzzling. If you wish jbear@alldail. Net is private mail, feel free to contact me there for just shooting the breeze or what ever. NO work stuff! Jim
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 AT 8:03 AM