Skip to comments.Buy a piece of ranch, become an 'instant cowboy'
Posted on 05/17/2014 12:59:16 PM PDT by kingattax
A June 5 Colorado auction could make you an overnight cattle rancher.
Its an agricultural opportunity with a whiff of Portlandia. Thirteen 100-acre homesteads are up for bid, starting at $450,000 depending on the specific plot of land. Winners become partners in an organic ranch that produces free-range chicken, organic vegetables and grass-fed beef to supply the Boulder Whole Foods Market. Theyll also have access to horse and hiking trails, lakes and streams stocked with fish and a luxurious lodge for parties and events.
Its a great way to be an instant cowboy. You just have to buy your own cowboy hat, said broker Billy Long, who thought up the auction idea to move parcels of the 3,000-acre Maytag Mountain Ranch that failed to sell after the real estate market crashed in 2007. Buyers don't have to be involved with ranchwork -- farming, cattle-rustling and so on -- unless they want to be.
Nearly all of the parcels up for auction were originally asking between $1 million and $1.5 million.
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WATCH OUT! That "whiff of 'Portlandia'" can turn any place ugly pretty damn fast.
I know for a fact, that ain't how that works...
Sort of reminds me of an update to the Kingston Trio rendition of a song called “Laredo.”
It was cheaper in 1976 to become a peanut farmer by buying a square inch of land in Plains, GA. At least I seem to recall someone trying to sell the land—I don’t know how many takers he had.
Maybe you can even buy some cows from Hopalong Harry Reid and his SWAT guys.
with or without bullet holes ?
Cowgirl Up!!! But I’ll have to insist on keeping wild horses wild.
You’d have to become a cowboy...Won’t be any city slickin’ with no roads, no electricity, no water and no house...Half a mil seems to be a little steep to me...
Naw, that venture fell thru...
If they don't know the difference between wrangling and rustling they probably aren't off to a very good start.