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Thekla McDaniels
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To be auctioned in April 7, 2014:
18 acres with irrigation water with a 1947 2 bedroom 1 bath house.
It is listed on westslope craigslist. http://westslope.craigslist.org/grd/4267254925.html

Just in case anyone is interested.

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That is a really fertile area, good climate, excellent soils and water, gently sloping topography. The area is pretty conservative and good-ol' boy ag, but not necessarily a bad thing. More and more corn being grown around that area, for better or worse.

All in all, it'll probably go for a song, so if someone is interested in something like this, might be a really good opportunity. Thanks for sharing Thekla.
 
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Hi Adam,

It's tempting to me, though it would be nothing like living under the cliffs of Colorado National Monument. I don't have people spraying their crops around me, but I don't get a sunset, this time of year the sun goes behind the rocks at 3:30, and I only have 2 acres.

I too think it will go for cheap. It looks like a sweet little house, built during an era when they had good materials and pride of workmanship.I was looking at what houses rent for in the Delta area. If it went for cheap enough, and you could find good renters for the house, give them a couple of acres for a horse or what ever they want, you could probably get the thing to pay for itself. And have the ground to farm.

Or, put the acres to pasture ORGANIC pasture, find someone who wants to lease it. But, maybe there are people in Delta who are thinking the same thing. I don't know whether to look into it or make a point of staying away.

I am a sucker for land.

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Your killing me !
That does look like a great place, what is that river running nearby?
At the base of the grand mesa.
What kind of a price do you think it will go for?
 
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It's the Gunnison River, Miles.
Websites have it at about $160k.

I'd be interested in knowing the water-rights it comes with.

Time to buy some lotto tixs.
 
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Thanks Johnny!
Yep I keep hoping to win someday too!
 
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i am also interested in the water rights it comes with (assuming stock in a ditch company).

would also be interested in what it sells for.
the ad says they will close the day after the auction. hope the buyer doesnt miss anything.
 
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My son was interested in land on this side of the divide, so I went to look, but the listing is gone. I don't know what happened, but it wasn't supposed to auction until April I thought. No telling, and I purposely did not make a note of the address.

From time I see this kind of opportunity for land around here. There will be another. I'll keep posting them when I see them. It's a great region.

Thekla
 
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i really need to get out and check out the western slope.

seems if i am gonna stay in CO, that is the area that i need to get to (or south towards trinidad)
id love to find a ~20 ac irrigated property to buy and eventually build on.


bummer this one is gone missing, hopefully someone bought it and will farm the land.
 
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Hi Kelly,


If you get this way, come see me. In the mean time, I just found a couple of interesting opportunities on the west slope craigslist. I put two of them up as topics on the regional rockies part of the forum. One is 20 acres, no irrigation, sufficient moisture to grow wheat, so, with keyline earthworks I think there is plenty of potential. I can't remember what the other one was.

And while I was writing this, it occurred to me I know a woman who wants to sell a piece of property in the cedaredge towards hotchkiss area. Again, no water but domestic, but slope, and keyline possibilities. If you are seriously looking, or interested in her place, I could ask her about it.

Good luck.

Thekla
 
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just my 2cents, as someone who lives on the western slope and is very much enthusiastic about more farmers moving out here-

I would not even remotely consider property that does not have irrigation. You *might* grow some dryland wheat on a good year, because it is an overwintered crop. But you will not grow fruit trees of any type, or a vegetable garden, at all, ever. This is dry country, especially down near Delta/Olathe which is good farm ground but in a real rain shadow.

The cost of irrigated ground is absolutely worth every penny of its markup over dryland. And not all irrigation rights are equal, and again, it is absolutely worth the cost of acquiring good irrigation rights. So many new farmers in our area make this mistake, and it is irrepairable.

Wait for a property with good water, you will thank me later.

And as always, I am happy to help folks assess the quality of a given parcel, especially if it is in Delta/Montrose county.
 
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Thekla McDaniels wrote:Hi Kelly,


If you get this way, come see me. In the mean time, I just found a couple of interesting opportunities on the west slope craigslist. I put two of them up as topics on the regional rockies part of the forum. One is 20 acres, no irrigation, sufficient moisture to grow wheat, so, with keyline earthworks I think there is plenty of potential. I can't remember what the other one was.

And while I was writing this, it occurred to me I know a woman who wants to sell a piece of property in the cedaredge towards hotchkiss area. Again, no water but domestic, but slope, and keyline possibilities. If you are seriously looking, or interested in her place, I could ask her about it.

Good luck.

Thekla

when (not if) i get out to the western slope, i will let you know. i would love to stop by and say hi (same with Adam, if he has time)

buying another property is still down the line for us. we are gonna keep working our current land and see what we can learn from that. we have irrigation rights, but we arent very high on the priority list.... that is the main issue we would be looking to change.

i would still need to get so that i can work from home and setup a few other income streams before i could make the jump. we are working on it though
 
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