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Old 06-26-2016, 01:29 PM
 
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Hi all,

I am currently in the process of selling my home in TX and moving back to CO to be closer to my grown kids and grandkids. My 12 year old son and I are looking into the San Luis Valley region the kids are all in Canon CIty. I am looking for an area where we can have our horses, sheep, goats, chickens (poultry) raise our dogs and NOT bump heads with neighbors over having them. I am also in to the sustainable life style, and work from home. My big concerns are crime stats in the area, how difficult is it to find water (well) and anything else that might come to anyones mind who wants to be helpful

Thanks in advance!

Sherekin2012
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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There have been a couple of threads here already about San Luis Valley.

Here's one: homesteading the San Luis valley, co (Trinidad, Alamosa: living, gardening, oil)

You can probably find more if you do a Forum Search (see box at top of page).
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:04 PM
 
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I looked but most of what I found seemed pretty old. My big concerns are water use. I dont need 35 acres but do want my horses (2) and my goats (2) Seems Colorado has some very strict and strange to me, laws about using the water.

Thanks
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:21 PM
 
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I looked but most of what I found seemed pretty old. My big concerns are water use. I dont need 35 acres but do want my horses (2) and my goats (2) Seems Colorado has some very strict and strange to me, laws about using the water.

Thanks

Strict water laws, but not strange. Water is scarce in the SLV, and commensurately highly regulated.
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Check out post #246 by ColoGuy in the thread I mentioned. It was dated January of this year (not so old to me) and has a lot of really great information.

Also check out the thread "why so cheap in san luis". Started in December 2015 and last post was a month ago. This is all good, relevant information.

I don't think that things have changed that much in San Luis in six months.
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:13 PM
 
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Speaking very broadly, for a new well permit you either need a domestic use permit, which requires a minimum of 35 acres, or water rights in order to legally water livestock or irrigate from a well anywhere in the SLV.

You may, of course, have water delivered for the use of your animals.
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