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Moving to Texas
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Dan    Posted 06-30-2002 at 09:55:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My wife has been offered a position in Lubbock Texas that is too good to refuse so we are moving next month. Right now we are in Pa. I have only lived here 4 years but the farming bug bit me and I am worried that Lubbock won't be a good place to buy a farm. I spent all my life in the military untill we moved here.I still havn't figured out why we moved here. Us southern people don't fit in too good up here. I Was stationed in corpus christi Texas for a couple years. I remember that being a realy nice area for what I want to do but how about Lubbock? Is it too dry to realy grow anything? I just want to have a sort of self supportive family farm like the one I grew up on. now we have some animals and a nice garden. I rebuilt an old super c and some implements for it and have had a ball playing in the dirt with it. I hope someone on here is from Lubbock and can tell me I don't need to sell my tractor and equipment and give it up. I have seen realy good land prices on the internet for west Texas. 1000 acres there is about the same price as 20 here. We plan to rent another acreage first before buying anything. Hopefully I can take the animals along. It isn't looking too good so far but I am hopeful. Almost every property we have inquired about so far says no pets. Do goats and chickens count as pets? Well if anyone has a place for rent or has any suggestions let me know.

Tom Aldridge    Posted 06-30-2002 at 11:38:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dan, we looked at some of those properties in west Texas because the price was so good. We found that the availabliity of water was a real problem especially if you want to have livestock. It took many more acres to raise cattle since there wasn't much forage per acre. I don't know where you're looking but we looked at a places about 15-20 miles from ElPaso. We decided against moving there because of the lack of water but it all depends on what you are looking for I guess.
Good Luck.

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