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Hi from Calhoun County West Virginia

 
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Hi to all,

Just relocated to Calhoun County West Virginia yesterday and I love it. Cool wet and green, somewhat weak on infrastructure but there is a county hospital, but it is otherwise super low population density and thats something I like.  Any other permies considering a potential homesite, I think this place is worth a look. Super low property taxes too. Ive seen cattle and donkeys and horses in peoples front yards so it must have liberal livestock laws.   I could use some neighbors and allies so thought Id throw it out there. Happy new year 2022 to everybody!


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Hey Mike, good to hear you've found a spot; I have thought about WV as a potential homestead site but have been a little put off by news of the fracking there and poisoned wells...

Do you have a sense of the fracking situation near you?
 
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Hi Kathryn,

I have not done that research but my view is that since Im in a region with adequate rainfall, I would divert and catch rain water and leave the well water alone. Many of the properties here are hilly and there is a good amount of clay in the soil perfect for gravity fed water diversion and catchment.  
 
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Fair enough- using the bounty of the rain for your needs sounds good and avoids the whole groundwater contamination thing.
 
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