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I just closed on an eight acre section that backs up on to county land in the Altar Valley in southern Arizona. I have amazing dark sky nights due to my proximity to Kitt Peak Observatory and views of Mount Lemmon in the distance. The current vegetation includes a lone saguaro cactus (now named Edna), ocotillo, mesquite, palo verde, and lots and lots and lots and lots of creosote. I'm currently living out of a fifth wheel while I clean up the site where the previous owner's double wide burned to the ground. I always said I wanted directions to my house to include the phrase, "turn off the paved road" and unfortunately I'm forced to use the phrase, "keep going after the pavement ends" instead... but I'll take it!
 
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Awesome! Welcome and good luck!
 
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Welcome, Buck. You must be not too far from Cowtown Keeylocko. Well worth your time to mosey over and say hi to Ed if you get the chance.
 
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Welcome, Buck

I am looking forward to hearing more about your progress.
 
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I had a junk removal company come by to give me an idea of how much it would cost to clean up the burned down structure and trash on the northwest corner of the property. They don't want to even start cleaning until the temperatures cool off in the fall and they are talking about charging upwards of $10,000 to get it back down to just desert again. I knew it was a big job which is part of the reason I got the estimates, so I'd have an idea, but I didn't think it was that bad. I'm now considering buying a used tractor and doing the majority of it myself.
 
Hey, sticks and stones baby. And maybe a wee mention of my stuff:
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