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Hi Forager – thanks for the response!  This would be for a vacation home only, so no need to plan for a garden or livestock.  I have a medical condition that necessitates being close to a major hospital permanently (although not for emergency care, fortunately.) I thought our growing season in Chicago had been crazy but it sounds like yours takes the cake!  So sorry about your lost plants, and noted about the depth for the water lines.  My spring crops here never had a chance as we went from too cold to too hot – went straight from sprouting to bolting, never did get any lettuce or spinach.  The summer plants are pretty far behind for me as well – usually I’ve had at least a week or two of ripe tomatoes by now, but nada this year.  Makes me very aware of just how hard it would be to grow food for survival, and grateful for the community that means I don’t have to right now.  I totally agree, the UP IS gorgeous.  Do you know if ownership info for mineral rights is something that is publicly available, like through the county? Adding that to my list of things to check, thank you.  Knowing just how much snow the UP gets and how many roads are seasonal, we probably weren’t going to try visiting in the winter. I figured out the snowplow thing while recreationally cruising Realtor.com and noticing almost every cabin has a shed “for your tractor or snowplow!” Most likely we would winterize the house and shut it down for the season.  Living in Chicagoland my whole life, I know that just because I CAN drive in snow doesn’t always mean I SHOULD.  I’ll leave winterland UP to the professionals like you! 🙂  Random UP question: what’s with the saunas?

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Hi Forager – thanks for the response!  This would be for a vacation home only, so no need to plan for a garden or livestock.  I have a medical condition that necessitates being close to a major hospital permanently (although not for emergency care, fortunately.) I thought our growing season in Chicago had been crazy but it sounds like yours takes the cake!  So sorry about your lost plants, and noted about the depth for the water lines.  My spring crops here never had a chance as we went from too cold to too hot – went straight from sprouting to bolting, never did get any lettuce or spinach.  The summer plants are pretty far behind for me as well – usually I’ve had at least a week or two of ripe tomatoes by now, but nada this year.  Makes me very aware of just how hard it would be to grow food for survival, and grateful for the community that means I don’t have to right now.  I totally agree, the UP IS gorgeous.  Do you know if ownership info for mineral rights is something that is publicly available, like through the county? Adding that to my list of things to check, thank you.  Knowing just how much snow the UP gets and how many roads are seasonal, we probably weren’t going to try visiting in the winter. I figured out the snowplow thing while recreationally cruising Realtor.com and noticing almost every cabin has a shed “for your tractor or snowplow!” Most likely we would winterize the house and shut it down for the season.  Living in Chicagoland my whole life, I know that just because I CAN drive in snow doesn’t always mean I SHOULD.  I’ll leave winterland UP to the professionals like you! 🙂  Random UP question: what’s with the saunas?