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Ack! Moving to Texas!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Scaredstiff, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Scaredstiff

    Scaredstiff Out Of The Brooder

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    So I think I, my fiance, and his immediate family are seriously considering a move to Texas within the next year. Granted, the idea only came up the day before yesterday, but he's grabbed hold with both hands. I'm hoping for some advice on the areas you live or have lived. What the weather is like. What farming and homesteading is like. What the job economy is like.

    I'm looking more to the northeast, in hopes of keeping cooler and avoiding having to water all the plants every day. But the idea of tornadoes scare the bejezus out of me.

    Any wisdom or input is appreciated.
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, where I live its super hot & you have to water everday so you probably don't want to move here.Summer before last it was triple digits for three months in a row.Worst drought we have ever seen. I don't know much about north Texas. Texas is a big mother. It rarely snows here where I'm at. I can count the times its snowed on one hand & I'm in my fifty's. I was born & raised here & will never leave Texas. I'm a Texan till I die.
     
  3. Scaredstiff

    Scaredstiff Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a newenglander heart and soul. I don't know how quickly I'll be able to get used to the weather being just about the same for weeks on end. I start getting the wiggins when I can't tell the last three days apart by the weather. Wouldn't be able to manage living in south tx. I'd turn into a puddle. LOL. What sort of crops do you grow in killer heat like that anyway?
     
  4. KnobbyOaks

    KnobbyOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hot, hot, hot but that's why we love our air conditioners. Believe it or not, I grew up in Central Texas and we didn't have AC, not at home, not at school and not in college, and life was still good. We do take in stragglers from other states but we just ask that you "want" to be here. Don't let tornadoes bother you, they are deadly but they cut a very small swath of a footprint and a short amount of time on the ground. You have plenty of time to prepare for hurricanes but they also bring welcome rain in the late summers. We have some of the best beaches with a long coastline for vacations.

    We grow corn crops, cotton and all things in between. In the valley, citrus and vegetables. We do have a long growing season and two seasons for many things. It is humid in southeast Texas. It gets really cold in North Texas, particularly northwest. And we have LOTS of livestock all over. Job markets are better than most other places, Austin is king of tech, Houston is largest city and has most anything. Just remember, we are a culture unto ourselves. [​IMG]

    So come on down, there's something someplace for you.
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Home grown tomatoes & veggies. You just gotta water everything all the time. I have well water here & irrigate my gardens with drip irrigation.
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