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The farmyard

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Clare, MI

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Hosted By

RusAndJudysFarm

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    45+ (ft)

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    3

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We have recently retired from farming and we're establishing a brand new home a few hundred feet North of our present location. There will be lots going on once the weather warms. I will try to set up a spot to accomodate boondockers as quickly as possible but my priority will be our new house driveway and yard. A garden is planned too. You can request a stay to see if we are ready to host. Suggested Local Attractions:We are centrally located in the Middle of the Mitten so wherever you want to visit in Michigans Lower Penninsula this is a good jumping off spot. We are about 1 hour north of the Capital, Lansing, and 160 miles south of the Mackinaw Bridge to the Upper Penninsula. Saginaw Bay is an hour East and Lake Michigan is a couple hours West and you can take a Ferry to Wisconsin from there.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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Offleash Area for Pets

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House Rules

I do not like to find cigarette butts on the ground. Any time in the summer there may be farming activity going on. Spring, (May) fitting and planting, 3 times throughout summer, haying season, maybe round or square baler running, mid to late July wheat harvest with the combine. You're welcome to watch.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Well maintained gravel road less than 2 miles off pavement either direction. We are less than 6 miles from the Rosebush exit off US-127 and less than 6 miles from the Loomis exit off US-10. We are in nearly flat farm country. Last year the county graded our road moving shoulder dirt onto the road so it can get messy if we have heavy rains but 99% of the time it is just fine. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: We have an additional driveway for my farm vehicles, tractors and such. plenty of places to un hitch.

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Hosted By RusAndJudysFarm

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65+

Easy going retired couple who keep busy with family, farming, & church friends. Details: I like to fish some, we both love camping in our Shadow Cruiser 25 ft 5th wheel. We travel one day a month with a group from our church who ride motorcycles. We gave up our bike and drive a little 2 seat convertible when we go touring. We also take an annual week long trip with them somewhere. I enjoy the farming most of the time but it can get hectic. Weather can change your plans all too often. I also hunt the many deer that live here after I watch them grow antlers all summer. It is possible to see them every day. Wild turkeys make an occasional appearance. I am prone to strike up a conversation with about anyone. My belief is that I need to make as many friends as possible while I am alive. Its too late after I'm gone. Home Town: Clare is the home of world famous "Cops and Donuts" bakery/eatery. Clare has long been known as the "Gateway to the North" here in central Mi. It is in "County Clare" as in old Ireland and the St Patrick's day Irish festival is a big thing locally. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Anywhere Peaceful. Walmarts and truckstops can get scary and noisy. Skills or Expertise to Share: I have worked for builders some. I was a maintenance millwright in heavy industry for a few years. Welding and steel fabrication are fun for me. I have farmed most of my life and I still do. If you have an issue with your rig maybe we can figure it out.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    SDAllen82

    8 months ago

    Our hearts were knit with Judy’s heart the instant she introduced herself to us. We weren’t able to stay on the farmyard due to her recent loss. But we’re grateful for the honor to have met her and pray with her. May God bless!

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    Jacob1948

    1 year ago

    We enjoyed our stay at the farm, it’s a beautiful area. Rus welcomed us and gave us information of the area, even drew us a map! Clare is a fun town to visit, cops & donuts is a must to visit, it’s 125 years going, one of kind.

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    raygilby

    1 year ago

    Great host and lots of tractors and each has a story. If your rig is greater than 10 ton, use caution due to bridges. His 2022 location will be improved

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    DDAdventures

    1 year ago

    The Host waved us on to the property with suggestions for set up. His first question was" hope you have a generator". 94 degrees and yes we do. He's very knowledgeable when it comes to parking your rig. He left us to set and and later we had a wonderful time of conversation. The area is quiet and peaceful thistle town had great gas prices!

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    SchillerFam

    1 year ago

    Although we did not get to meet Judy, we had such a wonderful time visiting with Russ and he was a wealth of information about the local area as well as other places in Michigan that we might want to see. Of course we made the obligatory stop at Cops and Donuts while we were there. If you have a big rig, be aware that parking might be a little bit challenging. You will be parking on grass and there is a significant incline from the driveway down onto the grassy area. Russ has tons of experience as a driver, though, so he will help you out! Highly recommend these hosts!

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