Home > DNR doing stuff

DNR doing stuff

June 29th, 2007 at 04:56 am

Saving log - $0
Spending log - $1.84 coffee, milk + $4.34 girly supplies + $15 lunch

Two coworkers going away parties - one a lunch, one an afternoon cake and ice cream party. I claimed that I couldn't have too much cake and ice cream because the trainer could smell it on my breath. Big Grin

On the more interesting front, sister and I will be deeded the house, barn, sheds and 7 acres Saturday June 30. Sister thinks that half and half on the joint account is a fantastic idea. She's into thinking about the upgrades - solar panels and electrical, which is okay, but I'm more interested in covering the taxes, better security and insurance. Cover the bases and ease into ownership, nothing too crazy. My fear is that while sister is there weekends and dad's friends keep an eye...its just not enough. We improve the electrical, which means copper, great, but copper prices are now high; copper turns into a "magnet" (hah couldn't resist) for thieves. If you put good stuff in, you now have to live there. Its not like they will give you a break and try to rob you during daylight.

The Wisconsin DNR (Department of Natural Resources) is already doing stuff. (Of course its now their property!) Sister asked and they've told her, which she's getting a big kick out of. They've sprayed the old fields with roundup last week, and are re-seeding with prairie grass and flowers, will cut 2-3 times a year, and burn the fields once every 3-5 years, to simulate wildfires. They're going to assess how they will restore the wetlands this fall. They seem to be very communicative and open - a very welcome development.

3 Responses to “DNR doing stuff”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    You might be able to find someone to live there, even just "camp" there somewhat primitively if need be. I mean rent free if you cannot really offer a functional house. An occupied house or grounds is far less likely to be vandalized than an empty one. Or maybe there is someone who would do work on the place in exchange for living there. Or a combination of pay + rent-free abode in exchange for putting in the electricity, solar panels, plumbing, etc.

  2. fern Says:

    Wait, this is interesting, but what's the DNR?

  3. baselle Says:

    Joan - I'm thinking along similar lines. I'm also thinking that this is a great reason to upgrade the infrastructure first. The foundation needs work too...but who can steal that? Smile
    Thanks fern, added a little clarification.

Leave a Reply

(Note: If you were logged in, we could automatically fill in these fields for you.)
Will not be published.

* Please spell out the number 4.  [ Why? ]

vB Code: You can use these tags: [b] [i] [u] [url] [email]