I've been dreaming of owning land for so long! But I'm not rich by any stretch. Land in Western Oregon costs like $20k to $40k PER ACRE, making it completely out of any price range I could afford. But if you look out in Eastern Oregon, you could suddenly get land for $2k an acre. But it's high desert land, with scrubby little bushes and spindly pine trees. My husband says better to buy land you really want that is productive and closer to home so you can visit it more. And I totally agree. But just for the sake of argument, if I owned 20 acres of marginal land three hours from my house, what would I do with it? What do people do with their high desert plots to make them worth owning?