Archive for July, 2008

Mrs. Shaffer’s Famous Chicken since 1941

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Vacation, recreation, relaxation; there are many reasons why people seek a northern lifestyle. For many, consumption is near or at the top of the list. When up north people like to take a break from their daily diet and dig into something hardy or even sinful like a greasy burger, big bowl of chili or deep-fried cheese curds. One such northern gastronomical delight can be found just a few miles outside of Crivitz, Wisconsin at Shaffer Park Resort on the Peshtigo River.

Shaffer's Chicken - Crivitz

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Blue Collar Cabins

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

“With sweat equity investment and a little scratch you can build your dream cabin without breaking the bank”

Many people dream of owning a log home in the country, in the woods or on the water. What often prevents the dream from becoming a reality are the perceived costs of the project. A recent article in Heartland USA magazine dispels some of those fears and myths.

Naturally it all starts with finding the right land to build on. After that, this cabin building article may help get that new vacation property ‘off the ground’.

Rustic Cabin Property

Read the entire article by Tracy Breen at Heartland USA here: http://www.heartlandusamagazine.com/lifestyles/life_cabins.php

Dead Vet’s Vette

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Dear Farmer Smith:

I have a friend of a friend of a friend who found a lake lot that a little old lady just wanted to get rid of it and didn’t know what it was worth. How do I find a real estate deal like this?

Sincerely, Ben Robbed

Dear Ben,

Kind of reminds me of that old urban myth about the Dead Vet’s Vette. You know that old tale about the old lady whose son was killed in Vietnam and years later sold his mint Corvette for $50 because she only saw it as an old ‘63Chevy?

First of all, whenever a story begins with ‘A friend of a friend . . .’ it is a myth. We want to believe the story because it sounds like we’re only one person away from such a fortuitous event happening to us. Second, the key word is myth. If you’re waiting for some sort of miraculous deal on property someday you’ll look back and wonder why you just didn’t go out and find some property that fits your needs at a fair price. Life’s not getting any longer. Last, please don’t tell me that you’re the type of scoundrel that would take advantage of some little old lady or any other person for that matter. Would you really enjoy the property with that weighing on your moral conscience?

Good luck on the property search,
Farmer Smith

P.S. My nephew, an honest to goodness computer geek, found this here link on his telephone:

http://www.snopes.com/autos/dream/deadson.asp

P.P.S Can you imagine such a thing? A telephone that goes on the internet? I remember when if you needed to get information from the telephone you just picked up the phone and listened to old Ethel Fleming gossip to Doris Kramer on the party line!