you just made me think of this (see pic below)... Anyways, I grew up in a place very similar to what you're describing. We had 200 acres behind us, with a river as a boundry, a road to the left, another 360 acres to the right, and a creek running down separating it from another farm. We had all the typical livestock, horses, cows, goats, chickens, etc... then we had deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbits, quail, beavers, otters, and a big farm pond stocked with bass, crappie, bluegill, channel cats, and a few snappin turtles that we never could get rid of. I moved away, but still go up to mow my grandfathers yard (5 acres) every other week in the summer. I miss living in the country and having to dodge deer every time I drove in the dark.
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