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    Enjoying the new pad.

    Enjoying the new pad.-imag00840-jpg Been busy recently, with the new house and exploring the land. Really digging the new place and what it has to offer.

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    Enjoying the new pad.-imag00797-jpg And the old truck is still out of the weather!

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    I want to be you when I grow up. Is that pond big enough for ice ridin??

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    That's awesome. You realize you're going to need to have a proper christening with two strokes and smoked meat, right?

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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    I want to be you when I grow up. Is that pond big enough for ice ridin??
    Yes, its about 25 acres, there's another one that is even better, but technically only own 5-10 acres of it. Issue is, the trail to get to the ponds are 3/4 mile long, not an ideal ride on expensive ice tires.

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    That's awesome. You realize you're going to need to have a proper christening with two strokes and smoked meat, right?

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    Just let me know and I'll haul the meat smoker and the 2 smoker over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    I want to be you when I grow up.
    Seriously. Not a bad lifestyle from the looks of it.

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    View looks great. Where abouts is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Seriously. Not a bad lifestyle from the looks of it.
    No complaints, other than deer eating everything in sight..lol

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    View looks great. Where abouts is it?
    Its in Foster, RI. Pretty rare find in this area

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    I want that 4 bay garage.

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    build a sled to pull the quad (ice prepped) with your tractor to the pond.

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    Congrats on the new place Mark, looks like you've got a new list of projects to keep you busy

    It seems your right on top of land use issues, just an FYI regarding your pond(s) in case your not aware. A few years ago my brother purchased the 80+ acre property adjacent to his and the combined property gave him a huge pond/marsh/wetland area. He was able to get some type of wildlife grant that gave them approx. $30k to make modifications / clean up the pond to make it a duck / wildlife habitat.

    Good luck with it

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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyDingo View Post
    Congrats on the new place Mark, looks like you've got a new list of projects to keep you busy

    It seems your right on top of land use issues, just an FYI regarding your pond(s) in case your not aware. A few years ago my brother purchased the 80+ acre property adjacent to his and the combined property gave him a huge pond/marsh/wetland area. He was able to get some type of wildlife grant that gave them approx. $30k to make modifications / clean up the pond to make it a duck / wildlife habitat.

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    Thank you John. Yes, plenty of projects, the house is 195 years old and needs some TLC..haha

    I'm actually meeting with the forester in June, as the current land management plan expires end of this year. The previous owner did not have all the land in the plan for some reason, only 119 acres. The total is 153.4 acres, ill see what he has to offer.

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    And the nice prior owners have paid to install a new septic system. Eventually ill start a thread with renovation upgrades

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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyDingo View Post
    Congrats on the new place Mark, looks like you've got a new list of projects to keep you busy

    It seems your right on top of land use issues, just an FYI regarding your pond(s) in case your not aware. A few years ago my brother purchased the 80+ acre property adjacent to his and the combined property gave him a huge pond/marsh/wetland area. He was able to get some type of wildlife grant that gave them approx. $30k to make modifications / clean up the pond to make it a duck / wildlife habitat.

    Good luck with it
    I have worked several times on projects with NRCS Wetland Reserve Program, one problem that you have to be aware of is that they like to exclude OHRVs unless the property owner insists that the exclusion is not a condition of the grant

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    Enjoying the new pad.-imag00829-jpg

    Getting ready to start the house. Windows, doors, siding, and redwood trim have been ordered. The big window to the right is getting replaced with a French door and eventually a patio/deck as soon as funds allow.
    Against the restoration gods, going with Anderson 400 series windows/doors, and cedar shake impression vinyl siding.

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    Hmmmm, What was the siding on your last place? I like the door/patio idea.

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    What's wrong with Anderson?! Helped my father put a pair of their french doors in at his house. They are the tits. Infinitely adjustable. Work like a dream. Like a pair of giant airlocks on the back of his house.
    His thing is traditional colonial american, bit of a shaker/minimalist twist. Rooms the doors serve have wide-plank pine flooring. The doors work well with that.

    Pretty sure my pops' have you shot for the vinyl thing tho.
    Me, I understand.

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    The siding on my last place was similar, vinyl shingle. I want that same siding, but its not offered in the color this house wants to be. Same brand, similar siding, but it'll be a little more rustic looking.

    Nothing at all wrong with Anderson windows, its the only brand I will ever use. They are just not the period correct choice for a 195 year old house, which is why I said against the restoration gods...haha

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    Ah. I suspect restoration gods are uptight sobs. Eff them.

    Enjoy the house. Enjoy the project. Suspect you will.

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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    Well, in this case I don't see any reason to go historic. Unless there's some importance to the building. It's design, though nice, is not notable architecturally. I say make it how you like and don't think twice.

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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    it's hard to replicate 200 year old windows and glass, one of my clients restored the 2nd oldest home in my town (house was built circa 1730) chestnut post & beam construction, horsehair plaster, cut nails, I don't recall what he did for windows, I know that all the modernization is hidden, electrical, plumbing, kitchen has faucet that appear to be an old hand pump ( the original well was dug directly under the kitchen

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    The house is registered with the Foster Preservation Society, but is under no restrictions for renovations. I'm going to try and maintain its current look outside, inside the plan is to keep the exposed beamed ceilings and wide pine plank floors, and replace what's in the middle.
    Marvin makes a historic replica window, but they are 4 times the cost of Anderson..and I'm not a big fan of Marvin windows.

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    Yeah, Eff that. My sister lives in a historic neighborhood and has updated her house in a few ways that made the preservationists cringe, but it's now a really nice house to live in. Her neighbor did a complete preservation. It is STUNNING, but it is like camping indoors. LOL. I like both concepts.

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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    Finally some progress. I had to rebuild the entire back wall, the old boards had prior insect damage...and there was no framing to speak of.
    Very happy with the Anderson French door with both panels operable!



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