Friday, May 1, 2009

Lots for sale by Mack Lake, Mio area, may consider trades $4000

4 small lots in National Forest Subdivision by Mack Lake, Mio Michigan. The lots are only 40 feet by 80 feet, but are all together in one piece so the actual property size is 160X80. They are lots 7, 8, 9 & 10 of block 6. They are walking distance to Mack Lake and close enough to make the owner eligible to join the Mack Lake Home Owners Association if they want to. The property is directly across the street from Huron National Forest. It is covered in Jack Pines and wild blue berries (they are delicious, lol). When I first bought it I cut a drive into it so we could look down the drive and watch the elk graze on state land.

There is electric up to the corner of the property so if someone wanted to build a small cabin on it they wouldn't have to run power very far. Total taxes on the property are under $70 a year (last years summer taxes were $60.45 and winter taxes where a whopping $8.45).

I purchased this property about a decade or so ago from a couple who had purchased it on a tax sale years before. I have not ever had the title work done to get the title clear (or quieted or what ever) but it is well past the point where the former owner can reclaim it. Because of this, ownership will be transferred by quit claim deed.

The red dots show where the property is located:





Huron National Forest is actually across the street to the west, not south like the picture from the map seems to suggest.


This area is close to the Kirtland's Warbler nesting area (for info about the Kirtland's Warbler read here). The area is full of off road trails for ATVs and horses within trailering distance but I don't think you could keep horses on the lot while you rode. So it might appeal to folks who ride ATVs, 4x4s and bikes or like to hike or who want their own place to stay but have friends they can keep their horses at if they go up to trail ride. The subdivision has a very nice friendly year around community as well as many fun part time residents. It is very busy around Labor Day weekend and Memorial Day weekend but is very quiet and laid back most of the rest of the year.

There is a LOT of wild life around to see, elk, deer, bears, small animals, and of course the birds. Several small towns in the area also have fun summer festivals.

Additional tax info (like taxable value and detailed legal description, etc) available for interested parties.

I will consider offers, and possibly trades or partial trades for good horse hay, a horse trailer or stock trailer, older camping trailer or pickup camper, a small car that runs well (doesn't need to be pretty but needs to run well), horse safe fencing, cattle panels or a nice chicken coop.

We have a winner!

So, happy May Day everyone!

Bright and early this morning I went through and counted every single comment I got since I posted the announcement for the April Give Away. Then I went to, put in the numbers (I had exactly 50 comments!) and it generated this number:

I then went back and counted forward through each and every comment until I hit comment number 22 which just so happened to be a comment about head injuries by JENIQ!!!! Congratulations dear! E-mail me your mailing address to and when I do my mail outs next week I will get your prize in the mail!

I'm still not sure what I will be giving away in May. Maybe a custom knit pair of socks. :-D

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April Give Away reminder!

Almost out of time! Remember all you have to do is post a comment and you are entered to win!

Also, don't forget, you can ask me questions by emailing me at I'd like to start my ask pony posts again but I need questions. They can be anything asking for advice seriously to asking about silly things!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Kreativ Blogger Award

Thomas, who has a very good informative dog training blog Here, called K-9 Corner, gave me an award!!!

Thank you, Thomas!

Kreativ Blogger Award

I'm touched and tickled! From reading past winners it seems the tradition is to list 7 of your favorite things and then pass the award to seven blogs who you think deserve it. This isn't an obligation but since it is pouring rain and I am bored and I already spent over an hour and a half on the Wii Fit and it keeps telling me I need to take a break I might as well go the whole 9 yard.

So here goes:

These are a few of my favorite things (in no particular order)!

1. My Dog!

2. My Horsies (the boys) (and Mary too)

3. The Global Family Room!!!!!

4. Knitting!

5. GOURDS!!!!!

6. Making things with gourds!!! And making more things with gourds. and... well, you get the picture.

7. My daughter's clothes, and being able to wear them.

And now, to give the award away!

1. Knitting In The Real World If it weren't for her well timed link to a knitting site I'd likely have stabbed someone in the eyes with my knitting needles long before I actually knit anything. And she just seems like an interesting and nice lady.

2. Riding Aside Our lovely friend here is taking us along on her adventure to learn to ride side saddle, and sharing all her discoveries as well. This blog is worth checking out for many reason, not the least of which is the huge number of amazing works of art of one type or another she shares related to side saddle riding.

3. Epona Studios She's nice, interesting, and her art is just gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS!

4. Chronicles Of A Country Girl Her photography is breath taking, her dog is adorable and she is fun to read. Did I mention how breathtaking her photography is?

5. A Good Horse Solitaire Mare lost her dear horse not too long ago and is now learning how to develop a relationship with her new handsome horse, Rugby. Hopefully he will, in time, turn out to live up to the blog's name.

6. Oz Knits Mostly because OH MY GOSH her yarns make me drool.

7. and last but not least, Pillow Astronaut Who I enjoy reading every time there is a new entry made, even if I do disagree and think naming the treadmill after Colbert is awesome. *wink* If you have any interest in space exploration, or NASA or just want to read something different and interesting i highly recommend checking it out!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Drat this weather!!!

'Tis refusing to cooperate! Wind, rain, thunder, lightening. Blarg. One moment sunny and 80 degrees and the next 64 and pouring rain. Not highly conducive to an effective training schedule.

Our power was out for hours today. I read some (entertainingly enough I am reading "At Home In The Woods" by Vena and Bradford Angier). I knitted a bit. Tsu ran into town to get a phone that doesn't require electricity since we no longer had one, as well as some gas for the generator. Our well pit will flood without electricity. He'd just powered up the generator to make sure it would start then ran a cord to the well pit and as he was preparing to open the vile pit up and plug in the sump pump the power came back on.

But you know, April Showers and all that...

Will write more later perhaps. :-)