New Mexico Homesteading - Homesteading Today
Homesteading Today

Go Back   Homesteading Today > General Homesteading Forums > Homesteading Questions


Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By MO_cows

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 06/26/13, 11:42 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 17
New Mexico Homesteading

Does anyone know the best area in New Mexico to homestead??? I like the lush areas in the North/Central part, but which specific counties have "affordable" land with water?

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06/27/13, 07:16 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Whiskey Flats(Ft. Worth) , Tx
Posts: 8,105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief Joe View Post
Does anyone know the best area in New Mexico to homestead??? I like the lush areas in the North/Central part, but which specific counties have "affordable" land with water?

.................My favorite area(s) are the north central around Chama . Most of the far east side from north to south is less scenic and tends to be semi arid desert . The Hopi\Navajoe reservation is SO large it removes lots of acreage that has a unique desert beauty all it's own . The mountains of far western side are desirable as well . The whole state has a water problem and is suffering from forest fires so where ever you settle is subject to such fires . , fordy
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06/27/13, 08:02 AM
lonelytree's Avatar  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alaska
Posts: 2,673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief Joe View Post
Does anyone know the best area in New Mexico to homestead??? I like the lush areas in the North/Central part, but which specific counties have "affordable" land with water?
Nothing is lush in NM. It is brown and has stickers. There is a snake behind every bush, a spider too. Fire danger high.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06/27/13, 10:59 AM
MO_cows's Avatar  
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: W Mo
Posts: 6,917

Parts of New Mexico have been in, or barely out of, drought for over a decade. Water is your most important consideration, IMHO.

gone-a-milkin and Gianni like this.
__________________
It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with the simple pleasures and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06/27/13, 04:30 PM
"Slick"
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Moving from NM to TX, & back to NM.
Posts: 2,233

Well, lets see. 93°, 4% humidity, the town of Magdalena has a dry water well.
More of the state is in extreme drought than any other state in the Union.

Any places with actual surface water are going to be $10-20,000/acre. Or maybe more.

Right now, there are NO lush places in New Mexico.

But I still love it.!

Snakes - hardly any where I am at. And no cottnmouths, or water moccasins to deal with either. No scorpions either. Central TX has gobs of scorpions [via unpleasant up close & personal experience].

The low humidity is great, in the shade and evening, you can really enjoy it, if you are in the mountains above 6500-7000'.

__________________
We will meet in the golden city, called the New Jerusalem,
All our pain and all our tears will be no more.....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06/27/13, 08:16 PM
Cyber-peasant
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: AR
Posts: 207

You have to take out either "affordable" or "water"
If you can think like anastazi...

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06/27/13, 10:50 PM
aka RamblinRoseRanc :)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Morristown, TN
Posts: 5,029

*sigh*

The Hondo Valley.

Love it.

__________________

" It's better to ride even if you get thrown, than to wind up just wishin' ya had."

Chris Ledoux

Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Welcome to Homesteading Today AngieM2 Introductions 67 09/10/14 07:39 AM
My Homesteading Website. seedspreader Homesteading Questions 11 08/03/05 12:22 PM
My Homesteading in Denali critiques...spinned off texican Homesteading Questions 3 06/07/05 04:32 PM
Is anybody homesteading in the SW? (New Mexico) Nik Homesteading Questions 6 08/11/04 09:06 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29 AM.