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beagless

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#1 Feb 15, 2009
Just purchased a little land in Leyden near Golden Road. How is the land around there. Just need a little peace and quiet. Thanks for your input.
What the

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#2 Feb 15, 2009
Another dumb ass moves in. Buys the land, than asks how it is? Thats my input.
beagless

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#3 Feb 15, 2009
What the wrote:
Another dumb ass moves in. Buys the land, than asks how it is? Thats my input.
you never moved out, so who's the real dumb ass? I agree however, that I am a dumbass for expecting good local historical info that I might not be aware of. I hope Gilbert has the pleasure of meeting you.
Stinkyputz

Long Lake, NY

#4 Feb 15, 2009
beagless wrote:
Just purchased a little land in Leyden near Golden Road. How is the land around there. Just need a little peace and quiet. Thanks for your input.
Don't let them get to you. That will be the first thing you have to learn about living inthe North Country. We moved here over 20 years ago and love it. But I've always said that I wished someone had really made me understand what Black Fly season was like before I moved in. I had NO IDEA!!! how nasty those little citters can be. I've since developed an 'almost' tolerance to them but it took about 5 years.
As for peace and quiet - the only thing I hear at night is the cyotes and snowmobilers in winter. The air is fresh, the winters long and hard (but liveable with got heat) and the locals are really, really, really great once they get to know you. We don't regret the move at all.

You'll love the activites in Boonville, C-ville and other towns throughout the seasons. A nice place to raise a family too.
adoptme

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#5 Feb 15, 2009
Stinkyputz wrote:
<quoted text> Don't let them get to you. That will be the first thing you have to learn about living inthe North Country. We moved here over 20 years ago and love it. But I've always said that I wished someone had really made me understand what Black Fly season was like before I moved in. I had NO IDEA!!! how nasty those little citters can be. I've since developed an 'almost' tolerance to them but it took about 5 years.
As for peace and quiet - the only thing I hear at night is the cyotes and snowmobilers in winter. The air is fresh, the winters long and hard (but liveable with got heat) and the locals are really, really, really great once they get to know you. We don't regret the move at all.
You'll love the activites in Boonville, C-ville and other towns throughout the seasons. A nice place to raise a family too.
Thank you stinky soooo much for being nice and helpful. It is so appreciated. I didn't even think of the black flies ! I am excited about being able to see the stars ! I've heard about the dog races on tug hill. I have Saint Bernards and we are a peaceful family, 4 grandchildren. I'm sure we will get along fine. I thank you for the advice..any more is sure appreciated
Stinkyputz

Long Lake, NY

#6 Feb 16, 2009
adoptme wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you stinky soooo much for being nice and helpful. It is so appreciated. I didn't even think of the black flies ! I am excited about being able to see the stars ! I've heard about the dog races on tug hill. I have Saint Bernards and we are a peaceful family, 4 grandchildren. I'm sure we will get along fine. I thank you for the advice..any more is sure appreciated
The dog races are only one of the big events up here. We've got allot in common, I used to raise Saints in my earlier days but changed to Newfies years ago. Also have 4 grandkids. The grandkids absolutely, totally and completely love the farm and the snow - when they visit. we always look forward to the Oneida-Boonville County Fair each summer - it is a REAL county fair. But even it can not top the NYS Woodmen's Field Days held in August - nor the Woodmen's Parade. All summer long they have live band music in the gazebo in Boonville on Friday night. Bring your lawn chairs and join in! There is the Fall Festival in Boonville, also the Fly Wheels and Pulleys in Sept. in Constableville and on and on and on and on ETC!
Sorry you had to change your User Id but I think you are the same person. If not - this area is still a grat area of NYS!
Stinkyputz

Long Lake, NY

#7 Feb 16, 2009
Oooops - sorry I forgot one of the very best of all... every year on the Friday following Thanksgiving Santa arrives in Boonville!!! If you've seen Boonville and the gazebo then you've also seen the little white house white green trim. Shhh... that's one of Santa's camps. Usually, two of his reindeer arrive there a few days early and are kept in a large fenced in area and then on that Friday night there is a LOVELY!!1 Christmas parade through town and Santa is brought in at the end. One year here came in on a sled, another year on horse drawn wagon and this year once again at the top of a Boonville Fire truck. Then everyone meets at the Santa house and the kids who have been lined up for about an hour start to go into it and talk to him. All whilst the "New and Improved" Ebenneezer Scooge and friends walk through the hot chocolate drinking crowd singing Christmas carols. The Marines Corps Tun Tavern League gives out free - every year - hot chocolate. Last year it couldn't be more perfect because though the temp was crisp it was just perfect with a slightly gently snowfall falling the whole time. It was as if you were alive in a Christmas Globe!
Hope that isn't too much information.

But Welcome to the North Country. Where are you coming from?
Newcomer

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#8 Feb 16, 2009
Stinkyputz wrote:
<quoted text>The dog races are only one of the big events up here. We've got allot in common, I used to raise Saints in my earlier days but changed to Newfies years ago. Also have 4 grandkids. The grandkids absolutely, totally and completely love the farm and the snow - when they visit. we always look forward to the Oneida-Boonville County Fair each summer - it is a REAL county fair. But even it can not top the NYS Woodmen's Field Days held in August - nor the Woodmen's Parade. All summer long they have live band music in the gazebo in Boonville on Friday night. Bring your lawn chairs and join in! There is the Fall Festival in Boonville, also the Fly Wheels and Pulleys in Sept. in Constableville and on and on and on and on ETC!
Sorry you had to change your User Id but I think you are the same person. If not - this area is still a grat area of NYS!
Stinky. I'm the same person just like changing my name and no it's not too much information! I love it. We do have alot in common. I love Newfies too, they are so sweet like the Saints.Do you still have any Newfies? I have 5 Saints and they are so beautiful. There was a problem and the mom passed away (she was the love of my life) along with 3 puppies. I was so heartbroken that I kept 4 of them. I know my grandchildren will love all the activies up there, never knew there was so much going on. I already promised them to see Santa. I'm from Utica but lived on the Jersey Shore quite a while. Utica is horrible, Jersey too expensive and there are too many people, too much traffic in the summer. When I get settled we are going to have to get together for a cup of coffee, right now there is nothing there !!!
Newcomer

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#9 Feb 16, 2009
Stinkyputz wrote:
Oooops - sorry I forgot one of the very best of all... every year on the Friday following Thanksgiving Santa arrives in Boonville!!! If you've seen Boonville and the gazebo then you've also seen the little white house white green trim. Shhh... that's one of Santa's camps. Usually, two of his reindeer arrive there a few days early and are kept in a large fenced in area and then on that Friday night there is a LOVELY!!1 Christmas parade through town and Santa is brought in at the end. One year here came in on a sled, another year on horse drawn wagon and this year once again at the top of a Boonville Fire truck. Then everyone meets at the Santa house and the kids who have been lined up for about an hour start to go into it and talk to him. All whilst the "New and Improved" Ebenneezer Scooge and friends walk through the hot chocolate drinking crowd singing Christmas carols. The Marines Corps Tun Tavern League gives out free - every year - hot chocolate. Last year it couldn't be more perfect because though the temp was crisp it was just perfect with a slightly gently snowfall falling the whole time. It was as if you were alive in a Christmas Globe!
Hope that isn't too much information.
But Welcome to the North Country. Where are you coming from?
That's a norman rockwell scene...!!!! Awesome, just what I was hoping for. Sounds like the area is sleepy in the summer but wakes up in the fall and winter. Fall is my favorite time of year. What do you do about the black flies? I'm a nature gal, avoid vaccinations for the animals as much as possible (of course I get them the rabies, distemper etc) Do you or did you give your newfies the vaccination against lyme disease? How about heartworm protection.
Stinkyputz

Long Lake, NY

#10 Feb 16, 2009
Never have had any of those problems because we're on the Tug Hill. thoughI will say that the vets do try to get you to give them to your animals. RABIES is an ABSOLUTE MUST!!! Every year there are several cases of rabid bats, skunks and raccoons. If your animals run free they are likely to encounter a rabid animal. This is no joke. But the local radio station and newspapers will keep everyone up to the minute on an rabid findings. HOWEVER... there are several free rabies clinics every springs and fall. They don't ask for anything but they do gladly accept donations. Which I always give to. I haven't heard much about lyme diseas up here because on the Tug Hill ticks haven't been a problem as the L-O-N-G winter disturbs their gestation period. However, I lost a great newfie to thunder and lightning. It is no joke either.

Black flies: don't wear bright clothing or perfumes. I've learned to wear a face and head covering and long sleeves and no shorts. At times I've needed gloves. Because I plant a huge veggie garden and have to get the plants in the ground and that is during fly season. They can be REALLY nasty. Past few years have haven't been so bad but as a newbie you might want to take percautions. And they seems to just LOVE biting children - the smaller the better. Thank God their season is only about 6 weeks long. then we go into misquitos - them I can handle.
Gotta go into town.
Bye
Stinkputz

Long Lake, NY

#11 Feb 23, 2009
What happened??? did the idea of black flies scare you off? There is soooooooo much snow here now that we won't see a black fly until mid May. But with all the moisture from the snow I'm betting it is going to be one NASTY year for those little buggers!
Pete

Caroga Lake, NY

#12 Mar 31, 2009
I live on Golden Rd just off Rt#26. Just wanted to say Welcome to the neighborhood! We've been here 19 years and love it. I'm also a grandmother.
Me To

Syracuse, NY

#13 Apr 14, 2009
I Grew up on golden road, most of my family still lives off of it and my grandfather had a farm, but he past away a year ago... black fly season isn't that bad, not like it is in oceola anyway, i would have loved to buy a bit of my grandfathers land but he didn't want to break it up... Welcome to golden rd pal...
GimmeAbreak

Newcomb, NY

#14 May 7, 2010
What the wrote:
Another dumb ass moves in. Buys the land, than asks how it is? Thats my input.
You sound slightly jealous.
I've lived in the north country for 17 years, originally from downstate. It's idiots like you that still make people feel unwelcome in this area......and believe me, there are still a few around. I guess if you don't marry within your own clan, never travel further then 8 miles from your birthplace, and like to see your name in the "owes taxes" portion of the local rag, you're not considered a "local". Isn't that right?
New Local

Saint Johnsville, NY

#15 May 7, 2010
GimmeAbreak wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound slightly jealous.
I've lived in the north country for 17 years, originally from downstate. It's idiots like you that still make people feel unwelcome in this area......and believe me, there are still a few around. I guess if you don't marry within your own clan, never travel further then 8 miles from your birthplace, and like to see your name in the "owes taxes" portion of the local rag, you're not considered a "local". Isn't that right?
AMEN!!
guess again

Syracuse, NY

#16 May 8, 2010
Wrong, If you have to build a monstrous place to offset your inferiority complex or buy your 1/2 acre to give you the right to run all over everyone else's property that makes you an outsider.
GimmeABreak

Newcomb, NY

#17 May 9, 2010
guess again wrote:
Wrong, If you have to build a monstrous place to offset your inferiority complex or buy your 1/2 acre to give you the right to run all over everyone else's property that makes you an outsider.
You're right....... it wouldn't "look good" next to your trailer, rusted out unregistered cars, and the broken appliances throughout your yard.
guess again

Syracuse, NY

#18 May 9, 2010
As my name says, "Guess again". That is the out of stater crowd. With the old cars and the ripped out appliances along the property line. My place is picked up. Keep driving up the value of property so people can't survive. Who will you get to plow your snow and mow your lawn? Because your lilly white fingers can't. Sounds like your attitude is the one who doesn't want to fit in.
Hey Wait A Minute

Johnsburg, NY

#19 May 9, 2010
Hey there 'GimmeABreak' don't take this guy who calls himself 'guess again' judging by his url he isn't even really from this area. I am a local though be it a transplanted one and have lived here many years now and we just love the area and the people. So don't let this jerk scare you away - I don't even trust that he/she is from around the area. All I can say is WECOME.
GimmeAbreak

Boonville, NY

#20 May 11, 2010
guess again wrote:
As my name says, "Guess again". That is the out of stater crowd. With the old cars and the ripped out appliances along the property line. My place is picked up. Keep driving up the value of property so people can't survive. Who will you get to plow your snow and mow your lawn? Because your lilly white fingers can't. Sounds like your attitude is the one who doesn't want to fit in.
Stop driving UP the property values??????? Yeah, that's REALLY a bad thing (LOL)!!!!!! Being in the USA I can build anything I want on MY property as long as the zoning laws are obeyed. Now unless you want to half my tax bill with me, you have absolutely NOTHING to say about that, do you?

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