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If you had an acre to live on...What would you have on it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:31 AM on Jun. 22, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • A flower garden, maybe chickens. Some low maintenance stuff. No livestock.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:19 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Outbuildings to house abandoned or abused dogs and cats. I always say to my hubby if we ever win a big lottery I'll be breaking ground ASAP somewhere to get the rescue started :)

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 5:04 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • I have an 1/2 acre the smallest lot for my area. Most of my neighbors have 1 acre lots. We are zone residential so we can't really have anything other then a garden, trees, etc. Well not all of us are zone residential, I and my other neighbor are zone residential AG where means we can have small farm animals like chickens, ducks, rabbits. Although the seeing the rest of my neighbors are ONLY residential I don't think they would appreciate me having some chickens. 1 acre lots are big lots, but I don't think they are as big as what some people think. I would have the same thing i have now; swing and yard trampoline for the the kids. Raspberry patch. and a veggie garden. Currently I have some trees for shade. If I had an acre I would have some fruit trees like my neighbors with acre lots. That would be about it. I could but fruit trees up now, but then I wouldn't have a sunny spot for my garden.

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 8:34 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • I'd feel suffocated. We have 15 & it doesn't feel big enough at times. We have fields, woods, pond, blueberries, chicken coop and garden.

    Answer by RugersMommy06 at 8:50 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • I would have a pool! I live in Missouri, and out ground freezes and thaws alot,,so inground pools come with some headaches, so I would have a really sweet above ground pool with fab deck all around it,, I would also have a nice veggie garden, and a concrete place to play basketball,, maybe a playhouse? I grew up out in the country and now live in the city,, so I would have lots of plans! I might also have a garage, if my house didn't have one!

    Answer by kimigogo at 9:22 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Veggie garden with squash, tomatoes, zucchini, watermelon, onions; then an herb garden with 5 or 6 herbs like cilantro, basil, rosemary, oregano, lavender. Berry bushes are great, just keep them far enough away from the house so that the kids won't get stung by bees. Then a nice swing set, blow up pool, a great patio area to have parties, and a fire pit!

    Answer by crystalhuskey at 9:39 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Besides the obvious of a HOUSE?!!! A pond, veggie and herb gardens. Flower gardens, lots of trees, with the back fenced off so the bassets can run without getting loose.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:01 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • An acre is not very big! A farm house, and horses/stable!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 10:02 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • We are on 48 acres, an acre would feel so small after living here. we share this land with cattle here. i would want more but being a rental im not going to add anything that i cant take with me.

    Answer by renniemom3 at 10:46 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • An inground pool, some chickens and goats.

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 11:21 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

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