It's going to be tough looking for property, since the price of
property in the Valley is very high for our price range. We're
looking for something comprobable to what we now have south of
Albuquerque. We were in Las Cruces this weekend and found beautiful
property in San Miguel. It's going for 32K/acre. While in Mesilla
Park, 2-acres are hard to find and too high in price, 1-acre
lot/70k, and still have to build your own house. The east part of
Las Cruces is nice, but I really have my heart set on the Valley by
the Rio Grande. I grew up in Stahmann's Farms just south of Las
Cruces with all the pecan orchards surrounding me and the river
within walking distance. My parents have 2 acres in Mesilla Park
with a pecan orchard, and I really love it out there. We've got
alot of searching to do.
I doubt your neighbors would complain about animals like your goats,
and chickens. I would advise you not to put any pigs though, they
are pretty stinky. My current neighbor has pigs and a portion of
our property is extremely foul smelling with flies galore. The
steer, goat, and chickens are fine but the pigs are pretty awful.
The stinch smell travels far.
I know the homeschool groups here in Albuquerque and surrounding
areas are huge. They have so many things going, it's unbelievable.
I do hope we can connect with more groups out there in Cruces.