It’s not a farm as much as it’s a mini compound, I guess. It started as a little cabin in the woods, deep in the woods. I wanted a place away from everything. My dad found these 12 acres in Northwestern Minnesota with nobody around. This beautiful crystal clear lake, and I just loved it. I was going to build there, but then the other half of that parcel went up for sale about a year or two later, and I bought that and it had a little hunting shack with no electricity, no water. Then I suddenly had 26 acres with a little structure on it.
It wasn’t the most comfortable place because it was rodent-ridden. I needed to clean that up a bit, but then the one next to that one went up for sale for almost nothing. It was another little cabin, it had electricity but no water. Then all of a sudden, I had two little cabins out at this place. It was like my little heaven on earth, I just love it out there. I don’t really go up there to relax. I go out there and I’m usually chopping wood, or I’m on the tractor, or I’m just fixing stuff. It’s very basic, and there’s something about that basic sort of back-to-the-simple-life thing that I think it resets me in some way.
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