Saturday, January 19, 2008

Home from The Shire

I've discovered a wee shire in the foothills of the coast range, where The Luddites have procured an old mill site and are settling in to build their shop (producing Landark Wood Finishes) and start in with their plans to start a Folk school.

The area isn't a horrendous distance from Portland, and yet when you are there you feel like you are really out in the boonies. The valley is positively bucolic.

Since it's going to take some time before The Wife, T. and I have enough money to procure land in that area, I can't tell you where this beautiful little hidden gem is, because the land values need to stay put til we can afford to do something. I mean, I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you -- you understand.

I snapped a few pictures and will post soon, must get to other chores tonight first.

Enjoy your crazy, dedicated friends,



Bentley said...

Kickass, and so jealous!
I'm trying my damnedest to get everything worked out to get down there.!

Bpaul said...

No stress, it'll happen. I look forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Don't wait too long - land prices even in little old VA in the country have doubled twice (!) since we moved here 10 years ago. Just begin, as they say...tiny steps but begin. va momma

Bpaul said...

Exactly our plan momma, exactly our plan.

Kate said...

6 weeks, 6 weeks, 6 weeks!

Trantor said...

hmmm 666 O.o

see i knew she was evil!!! :p

I can see you guys living there!!!

Land Ark Northwest said...

Hello all, nice to see so many folks here (some of which I've known for a while). Shout out to you Canada crazies! Get down here Bentley!

I'm going to piggyback a little off of this fabulous blog -- at least until we get moved properly to The Shire (where we will have reliable 6 meg DSL!!!). I hope to start actively blogging myself and at least partially keep up with you all.

matt_stansberry said...

That LandArk has me all fired up. Sounds like awesome stuff. Don't know what I'd do with it, but I want to do something with wood.

Bpaul said...

If you want some Matt, I know this guy see -- I kinda got this inside like :-)