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Living Next to a Fen

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Does anyone have any opinion about living next to a fen?

Heck, I live WITH a (post #207209, reply #1 of 9)

Heck, I live WITH a Norwegian, and it works out pretty well.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

The mosquito population can (post #207209, reply #2 of 9)

The mosquito population can be pretty high.

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Why not? I now live next to a (post #207209, reply #3 of 9)

Why not? I now live next to a creek, used ot live on a a river and before that lived next to a cypress swamp. Loved them all.

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Basically, the bugs will be (post #207209, reply #4 of 9)

Basically, the bugs will be worse (how bad depends on the nature of the fen) and the soil will be wet and perhaps not good for bearing.  You'd want to make sure any foundation was well built.

But people Up North here in MN live on lakes where there's a marsh every 200 feet along the shore, and they love it.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Am I the only one who doesn't (post #207209, reply #5 of 9)

Am I the only one who doesn't have a clue what a fen is?

Ten bucks, I think.  Or is (post #207209, reply #6 of 9)

Ten bucks, I think.  Or is that a saw-buck?


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

A fen is like a bog (post #207209, reply #7 of 9)

A fen is like a bog or swamp except that the fen has water pushing up from below as springs.  A bog is a low spot that collects drainage.  Both fens and bogs are wet and similar looking at the surface.  A fen typically gets its uprising water from nearby higher ground.  I am not sure what it would be like living near a fen.  It could be wet, or it could be refreshing.  The prominent Minnesota fen is the Seminary Fen on the east side of Chaska, MN.  Fens are supercharged by water pushing up as springs. 

Sounds like skeeter breeding (post #207209, reply #9 of 9)

Sounds like skeeter breeding grounds to me. And high humidity. A bad combination.

A fen is like a bog (post #207209, reply #8 of 9)

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