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Ok, since we're going there...........we have 9.5 acres that butts up to
someone else's 200 acres in the back. The house is 30' off the back
property line, so our driveway is almost a quarter mile long. At any given
time, you can look out a window and see several rabbits and innumerable
birds. Since we have lived here (2 years), we have seen deer, turtles,
Lucifer the black snake (yuck), doves, a groundhog we call Arnold, hoppy
toads galore, quail, American Woodcock, and 2 years ago on the 4th of July,
a mama wild turkey and 5 babies walked across our yard. We also have brown
bats, and have heard but not seen hoot owls in the woods out back. We also
have those bright green tree frogs with the big sucker toes as well as the
plainer frogs. We have seen 7 hummingbirds fight over the feeder at once.
Our neighbors have a creek running under their driveway, which is actually
the beginning of the Haw River. 2 beavers have dammed the creek on the
"upriver" side of their driveway, creating a pond effect in the woods.
Now - if any of you live near Greensboro, NC and want some blackberries,
y'all come on out here and get 'em. We picked 10lbs tonight, and have
picked another 10lbs already this week. It drives me nuts to watch 'em go
to waste. We're supposed to get some more rain mid-week, and thunderstorms
keep 'em fat too. No way we can pick 'em all, and couldn't store them if we
could. Let me know if you're interested and I"ll get you some directions.
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> Where I am right now, I am perched on a limestone bluff that lowers itself
> down to Drakes Creek
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