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Old 12-27-2015, 08:31 PM   #21
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hahaha dap. I'm moving up there as soon as you find me an affordable little farm near you
~smile~ Yay!
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Old 12-29-2015, 02:41 PM   #22
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It's warmer down here, Ellen, and land is pretty cheap outside of this county!

What did your neighbors spray on your plants? Insecticide or weed killers? It seems unlikely to be fertilizer!
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:59 PM   #23
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I think I would actually prefer the south turttle. I don't like snow. I love to look at real estate on the internet. I'll check out your area.

I don't think you want to hear about the neighbors. They sprayed something on the lower branches of a huge osage orange tree that killed them. That is only one example of what they have done.
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:39 PM   #24
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turttle, you are stealing my neighbor!

Ellen, I don't blame you for avoiding longer winters and snows.
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:15 AM   #25
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turttle, you are stealing my neighbor!

Ellen, I don't blame you for avoiding longer winters and snows.
Wow I feel the love. I looked at properties in Chapel Hill online. Beautiful properties but nothing I can afford right now. There weren't any farmettes like you find in my area.
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Old 12-30-2015, 02:23 PM   #26
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Chapel Hill is the most expensive town in NC, because it has the best school district. Check out Mebane, or Pittsboro, or Clayton, or Cedar Rock, or any of the rural counties that surround Orange-Durham and Wake. Lots of folks have horses. We will likely move out of Chapel Hill when my daughter gets out of UNC so our property tax bill won't be so high.

We get an average of two snowfalls a winter, with a range of 0-6 in my 8 years here. The snow is generally gone the next day, once it stayed for four days. over Christmas about four years ago. Our average winter daytime temp is 50, with a range of 76 to 30 or so. It is winter zone 7b. We had ice storms the past two springs, but none the prior six; they are sporadic events that leave the roads icy for a few days. The whole state shuts down for snow or ice, since it doesn't happen often enough to make keeping a fleet of snow removal equipment on hand financially viable, and it usually melts fast anyway.

It is substantially warmer in SC and south, but the summers are comparatively worse, too. With the climate warming, even our little bit of snow may disappear. We have truly lovely springs and falls.

Dap, I would love to get any of you to move down. It seems like most of the WGs are located way north of me, although I think there is a newbie (I don't remember his/her name) from western NC.
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Old 12-30-2015, 04:01 PM   #27
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Thanks turttle. I'll check out those places. I love looking at properties and dreaming. Does your daughter still have her horse? I have a realtor friend in Aiken SC. The properties are reasonable there. My tractor repair guy is moving there.

Yes we are all spread out. I guess we can try to spread the good word that way.
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Check out Mebane, or Pittsboro, or Clayton, or Cedar Rock
I used to work in Mebane. We'd go out for lunch and I'd be the only person who did not get sweet tea.

My home was the Motel 6 in Burlington.
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~smile~ Yay!
Maybe I'll come too! Hey... could have a WG commune. Ooops, the inner Hippie is showing itself again
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I used to work in Mebane. We'd go out for lunch and I'd be the only person who did not get sweet tea.

My home was the Motel 6 in Burlington.
Blech! I strongly dislike sweet tea . Our son was at UA (Roll TIDE) for a couple of years. I remember the first time we drove down there. Couldn't find a normal UNsweetened iced tea to save my live. Imagine my horror when it caught on way up here in Michigan. For a while everyone was gung-ho on sweet tea. Yuck, yuck, yuck!!! Sugar is okay in coffee but most certainly NOT in my iced tea. Whew. I got a bit worked up there. Sorry
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