Craigslist and Other Bargains

catjac1975

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We got a log truck of birch for firewood. $1400 for approximately 12 cords delivered. That's about $116/cord. Even if it is 10 cords, that's $140/cord.
The typical price last year for split cords of birch was $300-$375. Fortunately we had plenty of wood last year and didn't have to pay the ever increasing price for it. I'm pretty happy with this find. That's at least 6 years of wood for us.
Of course there will be work involved, but we work pretty cheap.
We do not have much birch around here. Certainly nothing as mature as you got. How is that for burning?
 

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I found some treated posts, T-posts and a gate on Craigslist this morning. There was a shark feeding frenzy and I was last in line. But I’m still happy with what I got.

I got a 16’ wire filled gate (new-$299.99)
26 T-posts, 6’ with hot wire insulators
(New-$6.49)
4. 8’x6” treated posts (new $21.99)
4. 8’x4” treated posts (new $11.99)

New price for all $604.68

Used Craigslist price- $200. Yeah, I’m happy with that deal!

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I like the gate!

Mary
 

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Baymule...You're working on your place alone??? Is your boy helping Or...
Yes I pretty much work on my place alone. There isn't much I can't handle. I'm going to sell the farm and move into a rent house my son has, on 2 acres. Taking my sheep and Livestock Guard Dogs. Then I'll figure out what I'm going to do from there. I'll take my time to look around and see where I want to be. I have faith that God will lead me to my HOME. Not a house, but a home, with enough land to have my sheep, dogs and maybe a couple of horses again. I'm leaning towards Houston County. Not Houston the city, but Houston County, in east Texas.

Son and I are fixing up the rent house and will build fence and a shelter for the sheep and dogs.
 

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Yes I pretty much work on my place alone. There isn't much I can't handle. I'm going to sell the farm and move into a rent house my son has, on 2 acres. Taking my sheep and Livestock Guard Dogs. Then I'll figure out what I'm going to do from there. I'll take my time to look around and see where I want to be. I have faith that God will lead me to my HOME. Not a house, but a home, with enough land to have my sheep, dogs and maybe a couple of horses again. I'm leaning towards Houston County. Not Houston the city, but Houston County, in east Texas.

Son and I are fixing up the rent house and will build fence and a shelter for the sheep and dogs.
I want to ask how you are doing. The loss of your husband is still so new. I am sending you strength to feel some joy this holiday. I am hoping your memories will soon be able to sustain you.
 

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I want to ask how you are doing. The loss of your husband is still so new. I am sending you strength to feel some joy this holiday. I am hoping your memories will soon be able to sustain you.
I have a contract on my farm. Inspector coming tomorrow. Couple with 4 kids, they are so excited. They want to raise a garden, have chickens. She wants to learn how to can. Great family, I’m delighted for them. I’m giving them 2 bred ewes to get their farm started.

I’m doing ok. I walked the farm a few days ago, saying goodbye. Bittersweet.

I have my granddaughters this week until Christmas. Looking forward to Christmas. I miss BJ , I look at pictures every day.
 

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I have a contract on my farm. Inspector coming tomorrow. Couple with 4 kids, they are so excited. They want to raise a garden, have chickens. She wants to learn how to can. Great family, I’m delighted for them. I’m giving them 2 bred ewes to get their farm started.

I’m doing ok. I walked the farm a few days ago, saying goodbye. Bittersweet.

I have my granddaughters this week until Christmas. Looking forward to Christmas. I miss BJ , I look at pictures every day.
You are such a sweet person. Those people will gain a home that has been built with love. They will be blessed.
I am praying for you!
 

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I have a contract on my farm. Inspector coming tomorrow. Couple with 4 kids, they are so excited. They want to raise a garden, have chickens. She wants to learn how to can. Great family, I’m delighted for them. I’m giving them 2 bred ewes to get their farm started.

I’m doing ok. I walked the farm a few days ago, saying goodbye. Bittersweet.

I have my granddaughters this week until Christmas. Looking forward to Christmas. I miss BJ , I look at pictures every day.
IF they are the type of people I think they are, imagine you are welcome to come visit any time-when in reason.
 

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I have a contract on my farm. Inspector coming tomorrow. Couple with 4 kids, they are so excited. They want to raise a garden, have chickens. She wants to learn how to can. Great family, I’m delighted for them. I’m giving them 2 bred ewes to get their farm started.

I’m doing ok. I walked the farm a few days ago, saying goodbye. Bittersweet.

I have my granddaughters this week until Christmas. Looking forward to Christmas. I miss BJ , I look at pictures every day.
How nice your home will go to up and coming farmers. And kids! Thinking of you.
 

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