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ShawnG MegaDork
5/17/22 12:52 a.m.

I haven't been on in a while but I thought I would check in.

The wife unit and I have made a major life change and I wanted to share it with everyone.

I'm quitting my job and selling my house in the lower mainland of British Columbia. We've bought a 44 acre farm in Young, Saskatchewan. Deal closed this morning.

No more car restoration, car shows, solving other peoples problems for them or taking showers in various automotive fluids.

We're packing up our house, motorcycles, cars and horses and getting the hell out. I've had enough of the crazy, enough of people etc.

The town has 300 people in it and I live 10 minutes outside of it. 

I'm still going to check in here now and then but I'm going to be busy being a vegetable farmer instead.

Freedom 45!

Appleseed MegaDork
5/17/22 2:01 a.m.

So, you're finally going to finish the layout?

Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself
Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself PowerDork
5/17/22 5:29 a.m.

Enjoy your move and well earned lifestyle change.   

But don't be a stranger.

Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/17/22 8:01 a.m.

Come say hi at Streetwise some time.  

Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/17/22 8:33 a.m.

In reply to ShawnG :

I would love regular updates. This has been a thought of mine for a long time but getting off the rat wheel isn't an easy thing to do. 


dculberson MegaDork
5/17/22 9:05 a.m.

Wow congratulations! Sounds like an amazing adventure to step into. I'd also be in for updates. 

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/17/22 9:10 a.m.

Great, one more person telling me to eat my vegetables. OK, I get it, I need to eat heathier! 

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/17/22 9:20 a.m.

Congratulations! That is great. I hope you and your wife enjoy it.

dyintorace GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/17/22 10:22 a.m.

In for regular(!) updates!

WonkoTheSane GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/17/22 10:45 a.m.

I hope the life & change is everything you guys are wishing for!  

Agreed though, don't be a stranger around here :)

Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/17/22 11:24 a.m.

Now I know a guy with 44 acres only 100km from me, so I can store my project cars behind his barn.  Darn convenient.

Peabody MegaDork
5/17/22 11:31 a.m.

Congrats.  Good to hear.

I'm not sure if it's what you're doing but there are a lot of people from Ontario cashing in on the insane market and retiring east where the prices are much more affordable. 

Enjoy! I hear it's a dry cold.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
5/17/22 12:10 p.m.

In reply to ShawnG :

Congrats on the courage to do it.  Many talk about it but far fewer do it.  Scarry and exciting I'm sure.

pheller UltimaDork
5/17/22 12:37 p.m.

What kind of vegetables?

Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/17/22 12:39 p.m.
pheller said:

What kind of vegetables?

Hardy ones.  It's Saskatchewan.

californiamilleghia UltraDork
5/17/22 12:56 p.m.

Sounds like a good life adventure , 

have you been to that area in Winter , 

Good luck and show us your veggies when  you harvest .

clutchsmoke UltraDork
5/17/22 1:34 p.m.

I wish you good fortune in your future endeavors! 

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/17/22 2:15 p.m.
Streetwiseguy said:
pheller said:

What kind of vegetables?

Hardy ones.  It's Saskatchewan.

Today I learned....

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/17/22 2:19 p.m.

I enjoyed my time in Saskatchewan.  I remember going to the fair in Moosejaw and spending hours with binoculars watching Prairie Dogs and Ground Squirrels.  I recall thinking they're probably delicious.  Maybe with some Lentils and Mustard seed?

Enjoy your new life, friend.  Go get em.

Brokeback (Matt)
Brokeback (Matt) HalfDork
5/17/22 3:41 p.m.

Congrats and enjoy, some version of this is regularly on my mind but I'm only 32 and have a long way to go until it's feasible :-P 


AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/17/22 3:49 p.m.

In reply to ShawnG :

your restoration work was meticulous.  if your approach to farming is as well executed, you will do well.  congrats on having the balls to make such a move.

dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/17/22 5:27 p.m.

All this is code for he is getting a bigger garage in the form of a barn and can start up an open header big block at 3:00 am with out annoying anyone.   laugh

93gsxturbo UltraDork
5/17/22 8:43 p.m.

Reference was not lost on me.  Good luck!

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BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/17/22 8:49 p.m.
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) said:

Great, one more person telling me to eat my vegetables. OK, I get it, I need to eat heathier! 

Depends on what their business plan is. He might be telling you to eat his vegetables .

Oh, and congrats ShawnG!

triumph7 HalfDork
5/17/22 11:23 p.m.

You've not watched Clarkson's Farm?


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