- Mar 12, 2014
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- NE Texas
When we moved out here in the 80s, it was still the wild wild west. Bad guys ruling everything. If you didnt jump when they said jump, you'd find your cows gut shot or your barn burned. I had one guy bring his rotts over in the back of his truck. When i went over to see what he wanted, he was telling his dogs to watch my kids who were playing in front of our house. I told him to stop, he said, "My dogs love little children." Land out here was from anywhere from 160 to 300 an acre. My husband tamed this area. He backed down from no one and ran them all off.I'm not to sure how I feel about all this mining, solar, wind, and just poking around that's going on. We bought this place because we like being out here. We enjoy the cattle even though they can be a pain and may or may not make money. It would definitely be hard to turn down a big chunk of change and I know you can just go buy another place but then what? If we were intersted in a bunch of money we could sell out and retire on 30 acres somewhere but that's not the goal. What happened to a couple oil or gas wells just bringing in money and not causing a huge diruption. I honestly don't know how to feel about all this stuff.
Talco has oil wells and the stench of rotten eggs. Now we have the chicken egg place and on maybe one day a year, we smell them. Although, a neighbor just spread some south of us and we smelled it a few days. Land sells for up to 8000 an acre. A lot has changed here since the 80s..
Not sure what is involved with getting lithium, but, it would be closer to us than what the panels are so, if it does much damage or bothers us, we'll probably opt to do nothing. But, the place i think it will be is a mile and a half from our house...
But i think back to the 80s where no one wanted to live here. Boggled my mind, its so pretty out here.