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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
where do y'all live?
Poll: where do y'all live?
farm
acreage
small town
small city
big city
really big city
other
View Results (21 votes)
 

sparrowruth
Rivendell


Nov 25, 6:47pm

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where do y'all live? Can't Post

i blame Cirashala - hearing about her farm has made me curious about what setting everyone calls home. personally, i'm split about half and half between a small city and a (really) small town right now - but the town is "home"Laugh

i'm making the options really vague, so just pick how you would describe your main place of residence.


Cirashala
Tol Eressea


Nov 25, 6:59pm

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Sorry? [In reply to] Can't Post

Evil

I live in north Idaho about 90 miles from the Canadian border on 5 acres that we hope to transform into a functional family farm after our house and barn are done being built. Currently working on the house now, and the barn will come after the house is finished. We purchased raw land (though thankfully it had access to a community water system) so are literally starting from scratch, much like the American pioneers of old Smile Only we are living in an rv travel trailer with our two kiddos while we build.

So we have to finish our house, get the barn built (it will be a pole barn and planning on contracting that out just because of the height I won't feel secure on a metal roof that high off the ground), install our fencing and cross-fencing, build our garden area (planning on using lots of raised beds with hardware cloth on the bottom due to field mice and gophers in the area), plant our small orchard of fruit trees (probably have 20 of them at least), built a permanent chicken coop (so the portable shed we're using now for them can be used as a real shed), and once that's all done get our farm animals Cool

So we have a lot of work ahead of us yet, but in the end it will be SO worth it!

Would love to know if there are any other tornsibs in this area. Seems I am kinda out in the boonies compared to the rest of you (but I could be wrong-who knows?) I can't stand city life, I've always been a country girl so like the boonies (I'm 25 miles away from the nearest substantial town) but it does make Torn Moots very challenging Unsure


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Nov 25, 11:48pm

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Lakawanna, NY [In reply to] Can't Post

We're part of the greater Buffalo area of western New York. I was raised primarily about 2 miles outside of the town of Albion in Orleans County. My spouse's immediate family resides outside of Medina, NY.


Annael
Immortal


Tue, 4:17pm

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an island near Seattle [In reply to] Can't Post

for now. I grew up here and came back 3 years ago to take care of Dad. In between I lived in the city itself (like you do in your 20s), then a series of small to medium towns around the Pacific Northwest - for 20 of them, a Victorian seaport on the Olympic Peninsula. Small town/rural life is what I prefer, so when Dad's shuffled off this mortal coil, I'll be heading to the Skagit Valley an hour north.


sparrowruth
Rivendell


Tue, 8:11pm

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a big island? a small island? [In reply to] Can't Post

do other people live on it or is it just you (and your SO/family)?


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Tue, 10:31pm

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On a few acres [In reply to] Can't Post

in the countryside of northern New Zealand. We're about 1.5 hours from the big city (where I only go when I have to), and half an hour or so from a small town. Most of our property is in native forest protected by covenant, and the remainder is house, garden, orchard and some grazing for our pet sheep. Oh, and a pond, currently half covered in water lilies and being enjoyed by visiting ducks.

I like peace and quiet :).


sparrowruth
Rivendell


Tue, 11:18pm

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that sounds quite lovely [In reply to] Can't Post

"pet sheep" - any particular reason you call them pets? (or i suppose it - blasted ambiguity in englishWink) what kind of sheep? do they have names?


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Tue, 11:55pm

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I'm very fond of it. [In reply to] Can't Post

A few pictures here.

We call the sheep pets because they're tame (will take food from our hands), we don't intend to eat them, and they lead a charmed life, their only "work" being to keep the grass down. They do all have names, and we can tell them apart. They're all ones we've given homes to when they'd outgrown being pet lambs, and they get to live long lives here. We've actually had three succumb to old age this year - kind of sad, but not like losing a cat or dog or other pet that shares your house and snuggles with you, and we do have the comfort that we gave the old sheep good lives, far longer than they'd have had on a real farm.

They're Romney-Perendale sheep, which means their wool is worth very little (carpet grade), but they're tough and calm-natured.


sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Wed, 10:19am

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52nd city in US [In reply to] Can't Post

9th in CA. So not sure if thatís a small city or a big one. Mostly agriculture and oil fields. Two hours or less from BIG city, the beach, the mountains, the desert. Boiling hot from May to October is norm. If lucky 5 to 8 inches of rain a year. If not we get less.

 
 

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