Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Heading Back To The Farm Via Fort Jackson

Well, I'd sure had a busy Monday morning up at the farm. I'd toured the hamlets of Brookdale and Raymondville, shopped at Wal-Mart and toured the Massena Museum. Then I took photo tours of Wilber's Hardware Store and the Hopkinton/Fort Jackson Cemetery. But I had six dogs back at the farm waiting for me so began to drive the couple of miles back to the farm. But of course I had to stop and take a few pictures along the way - beginning with this unmarked old church, apparently abandoned:

And a very large old house with an unusual balcony overhanging the side facing the forest:

And right at the intersection of county roads as well as on the banks of the St. Regis River, a very nice house which had been sold only a year or so ago. Apparently it is for sale again. I looked it up and the asking price was $99,900. This beautiful home has 205 feet of waterfront, .73 acres, all new stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile floors and 8 rooms with 2.5 baths:

And it also has a raised deck overlooking the river:

I snapped a couple of photos of the St. Regis River as I crossed the bridge. This is looking south:

And looking north:

I continued on my way home but was surprised to see another very nice home for sale. This brick beauty was listed at only $65,000 and sat on 2.5 acres of mostly wooded land. It had a recent roof, furnace, water heater, septic tank, windows, wiring and plumbing. It had old wide plank floors, pocket doors and a patio in the rear shaded by huge, old trees. It's 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms had been recently remodeled. A real Victorian beauty, don't you think?:

And the house above is just a hoot and a holler from this lovely farm (mine):

I arrived home and could hear all my dogs barking in excitement. I snapped a picture of my neighbors' barn and livestock before going inside:

I let my dogs out into the fenced yard to play with the tenants' Lab mix puppy:

And one of their three cats posed for me alluringly:

"How do you like this pose, Mister?" But I'd had a busy day and the time had come to bring my dogs indoors and begin settling in for the evening. I'll post more tomorrow:

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