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#1 of 2 Old 04-16-2013, 01:39 PM - Thread Starter
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I had a fabulously free range childhood. We lived in a country neighborhood (each house was on 1-2 acres connected by well lit streets). My yard backed up to forest and a creek, which I was allowed to explore so long as I checked in with mom throughout the day and always made it to dinner. I had friends, the great outdoors, and more freedom than I knew to appreciate.

My husband and I have been talking and we'd like to give our kids a similar childhood experience. The problem is that 1) my husband is military so we move often and will continue to do so for another 9 years, and 2) we can't find our utopia anywhere we go (I usually cant even have a garden in a rental). We've talked about buying land for the future while prices are still low, but where? Do any other military families have suggestions on reconciling our wish for a simpler life with my husband's commitment to serve?
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Where to buy land! Oh what a hard question.  Is there somewhere you can see yourself going back to? Or maybe where you family is from? I think buying now might be a really good idea if you can afford it. Or at least looking and seeing what you'd like. 


I'd look into community gardening plots where you're stationed. 

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