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said. “When we moved here we wanted a place where the kids could congregate.”

Andrew and Christy found exactly what they were looking for and so much more. With three children, Isaac, Erica and Maddie, ranging in age from 14 to 5 respectively, their desire was to have a place similar to summer camp. “We have swimming, horseback riding, horseshoes and a homemade fire pit that’s great for roasting marshmallows,” Christy added. “The pond is fully stocked with catfish, so we also have fishing.”

While some families look for a lagpole or the proverbial star in the sky to guide them home, the Strybosch family only needs to look for the windmill. Years ago, this particular parcel of land was known in town as the Ragland Ranch. An authentic ranch hand lived on the premises, thus the reason behind the windmill. “The windmill is an air motor,” Christy explained. “This was the homestead where the ranch owners got their water.” The

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