The Property: Room to Roam
The house sits in the center of the 40 acre property, at the end of a gravel drive. It is very private; one cannot see the house from the road. The square 40 acres measures 1/4 mile x 1/4 mile. The front of the property (the side bordering the road) is the high flat half, and the back half slopes down (about 50+ feet), bordered loosely by a creek along the back side.
The 3/4 acre pond is visible from the house and is stocked with bass and catfish. Grass carp keep algae and other grass from growing. There is a dock and a paddle boat. All of our children have learned to swim in the pond, which is more than 12 feet deep at its center. It makes a great ice rink in the winter.
There are two additional tiny ponds, which are havens for small fish, turtles, and frogs.
Trails wind all throughout the property--through the woods, through the fields of flowers and grass, and along the creek.
The creek only fills up during times of heavy rain, which makes it an ideal spot for children to play, catching frogs, finding treasures, and playing in the sand bar.
Blackberry bushes can be found scattered all over the 40 acres. Wild plum (some red, some yellow) trees grow along the driveway. There is also one tall pear tree, plenty of May apples, and a few paw paw trees by the creek.
The woods are mainly hickory (plenty of nuts!) and oak, with a variety of other trees, including Osage orange, sycamore, and evergreen.
There is plenty of wildlife: deer, turkey, rabbit, and grouse.
We have never hunted, raised animals, or farmed the land, but it is ideal for all of these pursuits.
Additional Property Features: Fence surrounding most of property (but in pretty poor condition)... several acres of lawn (or pasture) in front... plenty of water with the pond... and much more.
NOTE: These photos and description date back about four years (when we first rented this property).
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