New Mexico Homesteading

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Chief Joe, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Chief Joe

    Chief Joe Member

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    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?
     
  2. fordy

    fordy Well-Known Member

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    .................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
     

  3. lonelytree

    lonelytree Well-Known Member

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    Nothing is lush in NM. It is brown and has stickers. There is a snake behind every bush, a spider too. Fire danger high.
     
  4. MO_cows

    MO_cows I calls em like I sees em

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

    GoldenCityMuse "Slick" Supporter

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    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'.
     
  6. SugarMag

    SugarMag Cyber-peasant

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

    DamnearaFarm aka RamblinRoseRanc :) Supporter

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    *sigh*

    The Hondo Valley.

    Love it.