We still use the rustic solar powered cabin winter and summer, I've owned it for a few decades. It will be around for another 150 years. It's been a fruit farm for over 100 years... apples, pears, cherries, plums, acres of grapes, etc... and still has apples, grapes, and acres of blackberries. asparagus and flowers grow wild all over. It's near Bayfield WI on the tallest piece of land (600') for 100 miles around, great view of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.
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It was first purchased by Mr Rice directly from the US Government in 1856. The abstract reads like a novel... including some serious financial fraud. Originally the land sold for $1.35 per acre (now worth about $15,000 per acre?).
View of foyer, kitchen, living room, dining room, family room, and bedroom.
The upstairs is currently only used for storage (boat, garden tractor, bicycles, tools, etc).
The entire field changes colors as various flowers bloom.
Shoveling Garage roof - 4-1/2 feet of snow.
More of Bayfield = http://bertthemensachicken.multiply.com/journal/item/30/Snow_storm_at_75_degrees.