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Old 04-17-2014, 05:03 PM
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Greetings! Iíve been trolling BHM for a few years and have learned much along the way. So now itís time to put this knowledge to use.

In one month DW and I are leaving the burbs of AZ and headed for the rural mountains of NE Washington. Except for the well that we had drilled, we are starting with a blank slate. We will be totally off grid and our goal is to be as self-sufficient as possible.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:28 PM
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Welcome to another Washingtonian. Always good to have more neighbors on board.
Even if we are a couple hundred miles apart.
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Greetings! Iíve been trolling BHM for a few years and have learned much along the way. So now itís time to put this knowledge to use.

In one month DW and I are leaving the burbs of AZ and headed for the rural mountains of NE Washington. Except for the well that we had drilled, we are starting with a blank slate. We will be totally off grid and our goal is to be as self-sufficient as possible.
There are some great folks in that part of Wash.St.
And most of them on here.

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That's where we homestead is----- Wait for it----------
North East Washington, about as NE as you can get. Welcome and maybe we are neighbors ? Were up north of Curlew. And even though Anne is from texas we still love her.
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That's where we homestead is----- Wait for it----------
North East Washington, about as NE as you can get. Welcome and maybe we are neighbors ? Were up north of Curlew. And even though Anne is from texas we still love her.
I love you Washington folks too--and its spelled Texas---:
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North East Washington, about as NE as you can get. Welcome and maybe we are neighbors ? Were up north of Curlew. And even though Anne is from texas we still love her.
Hey offgridbob,
You are north of us but for that area, close enough to be neighbors. We are on the east side of 21 at the southern end of Lake Curlew.

We are looking forward to getting "boots on the ground" and to see how our homestead develops over time.
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Hey offgridbob,
You are north of us but for that area, close enough to be neighbors. We are on the east side of 21 at the southern end of Lake Curlew.

We are looking forward to getting "boots on the ground" and to see how our homestead develops over time.
Annie- I used to use a capital T until ALASKA got statehood They are bigger don't ya know.

GrizzlyFolks yep where neighbors, about a 45 minute ride. Any thing under an hour is a neighbor out here. PM me And I'll give you a number to call when you head this way. Have you a place to move into?
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Just re-read your original post, What do you plan on staying in While here?
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Annie- I used to use a capital T until ALASKA got statehood They are bigger don't ya know.

GrizzlyFolks yep where neighbors, about a 45 minute ride. Any thing under an hour is a neighbor out here. PM me And I'll give you a number to call when you head this way. Have you a place to move into?
I use a capital T out of respect--as in Washington State.
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Just re-read your original post, What do you plan on staying in While here?
We bought a used 5th Wheel to live in temporarily.

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Hi and Welcome, My husband and I are in Central Wa. Love that it doesn't rain as much but we have wind.
I think you will like up here really well. we have lived in Southern Ca. and we like it, we have irrigation water and can keep things green. We have lots of lakes and rivers.
Prices are cheaper here too than Ca. Hope its for you too.
Are you retiring?
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Welcome to the forum from New Hampshire.
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Hi and Welcome, My husband and I are in Central Wa. Love that it doesn't rain as much but we have wind.
I think you will like up here really well. we have lived in Southern Ca. and we like it, we have irrigation water and can keep things green. We have lots of lakes and rivers.
Prices are cheaper here too than Ca. Hope its for you too.
Are you retiring?
Hi countryjo,
After a combined 20 years in the desert SW (NV & AZ) we are tired of being "dry!" We are looking forward to having 4 seasons again. As for prices, it all depends on the item. But the way things are going - everything is getting expensive. I would like to retire but I think either DW or myself will have to work a couple years til we get the homestead established. Once we have it going, we should be able to live off my military (21 yrs E-6) retirement (until they cut that).

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:15 AM
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My Husband is retired military( Navy x Coast Guard) 20 years, Your right you need money to get started. We moved here in 1980 and we couldn't buy a place till 1984. And then only because God Blessed us with a dear friend who sold us her place when she moved to town. She gave us a great deal so we could get it. I wanted to have a farm ever since I was a child.
Yes we do have 4 seasons and I like that too.
Nice looking 5th wheel. We lived in older 5th wheel when we build our house in 1994.
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My Husband is retired military( Navy x Coast Guard) 20 years, Your right you need money to get started. We moved here in 1980 and we couldn't buy a place till 1984. And then only because God Blessed us with a dear friend who sold us her place when she moved to town. She gave us a great deal so we could get it. I wanted to have a farm ever since I was a child.
Yes we do have 4 seasons and I like that too.
Nice looking 5th wheel. We lived in older 5th wheel when we build our house in 1994.
Thanks countryjo. The 5th wheel is in pretty good shape for a 1999 and what's better is that it's paid off! We spent some extra and installed a solar power system that will be used as a starting point to power the whole homestead.
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It's good to have a plan......
May and June are good working months, after July 4th it gets hot. have to work out doors in the morning or late evening, but I suppose your use to that.....
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:29 PM
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It's good to have a plan......
May and June are good working months, after July 4th it gets hot. have to work out doors in the morning or late evening, but I suppose your use to that.....
Yes, we are kinda used to that but the outdoor working months here are from October thru March. Its the 22nd of April and its already in the 90's. In July we start to get the monsoon weather and the even the low temps at night are in the upper 80's and lower 90's. Real misery...
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Welcome from East TN. Nice 5th Wheel. It sounds like you have a good plan.

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Old 04-23-2014, 03:14 PM
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Welcome from East TN. Nice 5th Wheel. It sounds like you have a good plan.

Michele
Thanks MagicHands! Since we purchased the property in 2012, all my spare time has been spent reading & researching. But I can guarantee that "the best laid plans..." will play a major part in this transition! LOL
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