I'm glad you posted. I've been researching places to buy homesteading land and Southern CO is on my list. I'd love to hear your input on something. I see a lot of promising looking plots around Pueblo.
Here's an example:
That land looks surprisingly green and productive (maybe not for intensive farming, but probably suitable for cattle). But I see the area only gets around 13 inches of rain and 19 inches of snow annually. Do you think the pictures were taken during a particularly green time of year or is this how the landscape typically looks?
What are the challenges and benefits of living and farming in the area? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Oh and by the way, this is more or less what I'm looking to do:
-Buy land for under $50k
-Raise dairy cows (3 or less and all or mostly grass fed)
-Do limited amount of gardening/farming for my personal consumption.
-Build a strawbale house
-Meet nice, fun, stimulating people
Doable in Southern CO? I hope to hear from you.