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Yes this is the farm- but what it is truly about is my badass homesteader friend Alison- building a sustainable homestead with 2 sets of twins, a hubby that is an Officer in this current mess, dealing with multiple weekly therapy trips for her eldest twins who suffer from cerebral palsy.  PLEASE follow her quest- Riley, the eldest son, has a goal of 1000 followers.  Let’s get him there!!  Btw, he also runs an egg business all by himself from hatching to feeding to gathering and selling eggs.  BE INSPIRED- they inspire me every day with their grace and positivity in an amazing life of challenges.  

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A little early spring drone flyover~
Stay safe and stay strong~
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Upper cottage & barm
Upper cottage & barm
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N Meherrin River
N Meherrin River
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Main house with wood sauna
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Main compound
Main compound
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Main house with river side patio & wood fired sauna
Main house with river side patio & wood fired sauna
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One of many pocket ponds
One of many pocket ponds
 
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It’s buzzing and flapping in glory today!  The best noise in the world!  
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We have always called this place: The Peace of the Past.  No truer words were ever spoken and no place more precious then being deep in the woods.  
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The creek
The creek
 
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Given, what I consider to be good news from Tyson, talking about the industrial food supply breaking down, I want to note the following permanent things on the farm.  There is a 1/4 acreish fenced pig yard with house and staked watering trough in the woods near a spring, there is also a permanent aviary house, roofed, triple wired/netted with laying box ( that’s where our ducks spent their nights in safety ) and 5 birthing stalls in the upper barn, 2 stocked ponds ( bass, brim & catfish)deer, wild turkey, rabbit & quail as well as crawfish in the creek.  

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We had a request for a video tour, given the current times.  One of our past interns did this and I want to keep it with this string.  She’s a natural with any camera!  Lucky us!
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A video showing the building and layout of the homestead. You can also see some of the pine acreage ( 38 acres) and the replanted hardwoods (27 acres) as well as the loooong driveway.  A beautifully private oasis.  Just wanted this on the string too.  
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I had no idea such a place existed so close to me!  It looks truly magical.  
 
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Thank you Shawn~ it certainly feels magical to us.  Where are you?  
 
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Marianne Cicala wrote:Thank you Shawn~ it certainly feels magical to us.  Where are you?  


We're in Crewe. Which river crosses your property?  Nm, I found it: the North Meherrin River.
 
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Neighbor!!!  So glad to know this.
 
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