Age: 65+

Member since June 2013

Easy going retired couple who keep busy with family, farming, & church friends.


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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.

Skills & 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.

RusAndJudysFarm's Pets

7 hens and a banty rooster along with a big yellow tom cat called Yeller, a sneaky tabby, former housecat named Barbara my sister gifted us when she moved to California, and a young Tomcat Mostly black with white chest and feet. His name is Crackers. No pets ever travel with us. Thinking of gettin a dog again. It isn't likely to travel either.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Anywhere Peaceful. Walmarts and truckstops can get scary and noisy.

RusAndJudysFarm's Hometown

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.

RusAndJudysFarm's Guest Details

RusAndJudysFarm's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

25 feet long

We have a 25 ft Shadow Cruiser 5th wheel. Our tow vehicle is a Toyota Tacoma 4wd 4 door pickup. We often pull a 12 ft aluminum fishing boat behind on short trips around home. No slide outs or funky stuff, although the boat may be full of bikes sometimes. I got a real good deal on the 5th wheel because it had some water damage in a back corner. Having worked in an RV dealership I had an idea how to repair the damage. Not very expensive but very time consuming. It is up and ready to go now though.

RusAndJudysFarm's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

RusAndJudysFarm Has 1 Host Location

The farmyard

Clare, MI, US
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October 2013

Enjoyable folks!

Rus and Judy could get along with anyone, and are very pleasant visitors. I'm sure they would be as good at hosting as they are as a guest.

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June 2015

the kindest people ...

Rus and Judy were so friendly and welcoming. We definitely would stay here if coming back through Michigan in the future. They were so patient with our two kiddos asking TONS of questions about the farm and it was a real joy to be able to show our boys what a 'real farm' is like. We only stayed for the night, but would have enjoyed staying longer simply to get to know our hosts better.

thank you so much for your hospitality!