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Lars (midessa)

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  1. Grandparents had an IH refrigerator in a spare barn years ago, they used for seasonal storage of produce from the garden. Every time my mother walked past that fridge, she would grumble ‘I hope the insurance company doesn’t find you they have one of those’.

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  2. 18 minutes ago, 766 Man said:

      Reaffirms my thinking that most of these chemicals will be off of the market within the next 5 years.  

    More than likely. And to a certain extent that is a good thing. I am all for the use of herbicides, and proper land/soil management. But some of these chemicals that have been developed are just plain nasty and very toxic. These  companies that developed the compounds have such a sullied, and corrupt history, I wouldn’t trust any ‘study’ or ‘trial’ they claim to have conducted.

  3. 1 hour ago, vtfireman85 said:

    My wife and FIL did them one year, big as your head and smelled like dirt, tasted like it too. Ick. 

    I take it beets are not on your favorites list?

  4. Found out a bit more today. Texas does not have ‘Right of Redemption’. Previous owner is not allowed to bid, or buy back the property. Any amount of the final bid above the amount to satisfy the delinquency is divided between the taxing entities that brought the action, proportional to the delinquency. The delinquent owner receives none of the sale proceeds.

  5. 10 minutes ago, Diesel Doctor said:

    Most states have a period of time what is called, "The Right of Redemption".

    The past owner can come back, pay off the debt and reclaim the land.

    Few ever do, but they can?

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Check with the Sheriff, the agency selling the property and even your attorney.

    Know your rights before the sale and before bidding.

    "I didn't know that?" is not a legal defense?

    Agreed, this round of sales is March 5th. Been doing plenty of research. The Sheriff is conducting the sale, on behalf of the County. To the best of my knowledge, Texas does not have a ‘redemption period’, but I will definitely inquire.

  6. This is also part of our thought process. Purchase, clean up the property, then list it for sale at ‘market value’ . Depending on the spread between purchase and assessment, you have instant ‘equity’ as soon as you walk out the door after deed transfer.

  7. 12 minutes ago, Alan Dinan said:

    Brother in law bought a place in Missouri for back taxes, and after the 12 months started working on it, new roof was first because old was leaking. It was a Victorian style house and had a lot of nice wood working in it. Someone burned it down, so now he has a vacant lot.

    That reminds me, I need to call and inquire the properties I may bid on are I insureable.

  8. If the first coat on the base is yellow, I wouldn’t be surprised if the first owner was a road contractor/construction company of some sort. 
    ‘Back in The Day’ no municipalities/DOT would allocate the funds to acquire a 1066, or anything similar(at least not where I was raised) nearly every road Dept/municipalities had utility style Ford’s, possibly a few John Deere.

  9. I remember ‘fondly’ climbing up top Harvestore’s  and opening the top cover, turning the fill spout down, pulling up the bags, and opening the 2nd vent lid, then begin filling. Heathercrest Farms had 10 Harvestore’s  of varies sizes.

  10. This is my understanding of the process in Texas, if property goes delinquent, the County authorizes the Sheriff to conduct an auction on the Courthouse steps. If you are the successful bidder, you take your purchase paperwork to the County Tax Appraiser, and the deed is transferred to your name, and the property is yours free and clear.

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  11. What does ‘forseeable future’ mean to you? 2 years, 5?, 10?, 15?

    Look at dealer support in your area, if no dealer  reasonable close for the brand you choose, what good is that?

    How will you harvest the crop? Custom operator? Yourself? If custom operators in your area, what are they setup for? Wide row, or narrow? If they only run 12 row headers, a 6 row planter to you will be worthless(nobody can plant straight enough for it to work).

    What is going to cost you, to purchase a combine/picker, etc., for wide row, narrow row?

    Whats it going to cost to purchase a cultivator setup for wide rows? Narrow rows?

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  12. Viewed less than 45 seconds of actual game play, that was just by channel surfing. Didn’t have a dog in the fight, so was of little interest.

    Glad that the winning team was not from an area of a ‘major media market’, that will save humanity from enduring the lazy msm droning on and on for a year about the winning team.

  13. I mentioned about ‘cultivating’ a couple months ago when discussing herbicides, and possibly of certain ones being either taken off the market, or drastically changing the application protocols. Some on here darn near schitt tacks when I suggested learning how to use a cultivator again.

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  14. 1 hour ago, 766 Man said:

      It really literally takes the stars to align to get the youngest generation into farming in some families.  In my case my father's mother was 63 years old when I was born.  She was quite stubborn in a lot of respects and when it came time for her to have to go into a nursing home I was not old enough to have accumulated enough money to buy her ground outright.  I took a chance financing it but had so many irons in the fire financially it only took a couple of poor years back to back to force me to sell it.  Acreage-wise it was not a lot but around here for many many years every acre counted.  The moral to the story is if all generations are onboard with bringing a young person in then plans should be mapped out before that young person graduates high school.  Does not mean the family has to go through with it if they think the young person cannot manage the responsibility but be prepared nonetheless.  Don't be like my family where dad, his brother, and their mother constantly bickered often lacking a sound reason for doing it. 

    I know a couple families ‘back home’, where the youngest son was designated to inherit the farm all along, regardless of what the older siblings wanted. Then on the flip side, also knew a couple families where it was the first born automatically got the farm, regardless of how many more were born. Such is life………

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