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Put In An Offer

Postby Dave » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:18 pm

Well I might be a resident of the great state of Oregon if my offer gets accepted. Nice house and buildings. More range land than I wanted but neighbors wanting to lease that part. Everyone for miles are ranchers. Great water rights with flood irrigation so zero pumping cost. Deer and elk in the hills. Fish and ducks in the river that runs through it. A short drive up the canyon and you will see bighorn sheep. Literally 30 or 40 miles as the crow flies of open BLM out the back gate. It would take a life time to explore all that horseback or on a quad.
The pens need some work. One of the irrigated fields needs to be reseeded. Some of the range is a bit steep. And there might be an occasional unfriendly snake.
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Re: Put In An Offer

Postby bird dog » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:19 pm

I'm jealous. Can't wait for picks. Good luck.
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Re: Put In An Offer

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:22 pm

Dave wrote:Well I might be a resident of the great state of Oregon if my offer gets accepted. Nice house and buildings. More range land than I wanted but neighbors wanting to lease that part. Everyone for miles are ranchers. Great water rights with flood irrigation so zero pumping cost. Deer and elk in the hills. Fish and ducks in the river that runs through it. A short drive up the canyon and you will see bighorn sheep. Literally 30 or 40 miles as the crow flies of open BLM out the back gate. It would take a life time to explore all that horseback or on a quad.
The pens need some work. One of the irrigated fields needs to be reseeded. Some of the range is a bit steep. And there might be an occasional unfriendly snake.


Congrats and good luck Dave. Hope you get it.
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Re: Put In An Offer

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:25 pm

Congratulations. What is the nearest town? What are the odds of getting a sheep permit? I am guessing 1 in a 100.
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Postby Workinonit Farm » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:22 pm

Sounds promising! I hope they accept your offer.
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Postby callmefence » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:34 pm

Good luck
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Postby Bigfoot » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:45 pm

Sounds like a nice place. Good luck.
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Re: Put In An Offer

Postby Grundy53 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:37 pm

Sounds great!
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Postby greybeard » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:43 pm

I never can get my head around the concept of 'water rights'.
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Re: Put In An Offer

Postby Bestoutwest » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:48 pm

greybeard wrote:I never can get my head around the concept of 'water rights'.


I feel the same way about mineral rights.
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Re: Put In An Offer

Postby Dave » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:51 pm

greybeard wrote:I never can get my head around the concept of 'water rights'.


If you lived in an area with 9 inches of annual rainfall you would learn about water rights in a hurry. In a nut shell it is how much water is available for use and who used that water first. In the case of this farm there are two diversion ditches. One for each side of the valley. When compared to the entire watershed their is very little irrigated land so there is plenty of water. The withdrawal points for both ditches are on this property. So I would be the first one with water. Also this little community is on the old Oregon Trail and was an important stage stop. That put water use dated back to the 1870's. A 1870's-80's date on water rights are absolutely golden.
Water in the big irrigation projects with lots reservoirs and canals can cost up to $70 an acre or more just for water delivery plus the cost to pump it on to your field. The small simple system involved on this property the cost is only $7 an acre for delivered water with no pumping cost. That money goes to the irrigation district for ditch maintenance.
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Re: Put In An Offer

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:56 pm

Sounds great, there's always room for negotiations. If it's meant to be it'll be.
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Re: Put In An Offer

Postby alisonb » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:25 pm

So if this deal pans out, and I hope it does cause it sounds fantastic, would you then consider yourself a rancher? :D
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Re: Put In An Offer

Postby wbvs58 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:44 am

It sounds like the real deal. I'm anxious to hear the result, all the best.

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Re: Put In An Offer

Postby Nesikep » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:16 am

Dave wrote:
greybeard wrote:I never can get my head around the concept of 'water rights'.


If you lived in an area with 9 inches of annual rainfall you would learn about water rights in a hurry. In a nut shell it is how much water is available for use and who used that water first. In the case of this farm there are two diversion ditches. One for each side of the valley. When compared to the entire watershed their is very little irrigated land so there is plenty of water. The withdrawal points for both ditches are on this property. So I would be the first one with water. Also this little community is on the old Oregon Trail and was an important stage stop. That put water use dated back to the 1870's. A 1870's-80's date on water rights are absolutely golden.
Water in the big irrigation projects with lots reservoirs and canals can cost up to $70 an acre or more just for water delivery plus the cost to pump it on to your field. The small simple system involved on this property the cost is only $7 an acre for delivered water with no pumping cost. That money goes to the irrigation district for ditch maintenance.

Our rights are 1886 I think

Bighorn sheep are pests, and at least around here, are protected pests
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