Saturday, August 8, 2009

10 Acres And A Well...?


You know, when you look at as many pieces of property as I do...once in a while, one suddenly pops up that really catches your attention!

That's when I first saw this little gem. I read the description, looked at the pictures, and studied the location a number of times. The closest town is really a "village" named Climax Springs. Here is some more information from Wiki-pedia about Climax Springs.

"In 2007, businesses included a video store, a realtor office, bank, gas station, concrete company, and a building materials center. Today As you enter the small town of Climax Springs you notice that it still remains a small community with a population of 80 in City limits.in the past year the town of Climax Springs has received a new library in great condition and a new gas station next to the "friendly market"

Sounds like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, right? But what about the property itself? This acreage is mostly pasture (pictured below) with trees (pictured) toward the West end. It lies gently rolling to level from the county road all the way to the back and is drivable over the entire tract.



A new water well (pictured below) has just been drilled on the property and according to the well driller pumps 35 gallons per minute. Since drilling NO PUMP has been installed in the well.This is a perfect tract for horses, cattle, a home or just recreation.



The pond (pictured) was built to Missouri State Conservation Department standards and is between 1.5 to 2 acres in size. It is fenced from the rest of the tract and has an automatic waterer for live stock. There is also fence along the county road and back of the property.



Just one more thing about this property. The mineral rights come with the property! That's almost unheard of now days...! Anyway, the property was up for bid starting at $25.00 for the down payment. I checked on the seller, got good reviews, and put in my bid.

To shorten the story a bit, within a few days I was outbid...big surprise! Two days later, I got an email from the seller telling me the winner had backed down, and wanted to know if I was interested. I told him yes, we came to an agreement, and I BOUGHT IT!!

I didn't want to say anything about it until I had the paper work, but I got it today...so I wanted to share the news with you!

So now, I own 10.2 acres with the mineral rights, along with a brand new well, and a 2 acre stock pond! Mostly level pasture land with gently rolling terrain and a few very large trees, fenced on the front and back.

I've said before that I'm a simple man and it doesn't take much to make me happy! This just about does it, I'd say! Sorry for the long post, but I tried for the short version...

So, my friend, let's get some fresh coffee and sit on the patio...I can bore you with my plans about the future! BTW...I still have my land in the desert. Can't have too much land, I'm thinking!

62 comments:

Felinae said...

Oh Uncle Hermit! I am so beyond happy for you! Congratulations on your new property. It is absolutely beautiful!

I would love to sit and hear about your future plans and share some coffee with you.

Have a wonderful day, my friend

Hugs
~Felinae~

tweell said...

Congratulations!

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
Sure am glad to see you this morning! Can you believe it? I thought about this property for a long time after I got out bid.

When the seller contacted me, I asked about the down payment. He said "Anything you want to put down from $25 on up!" I offered $25, he took it, and I got the paper work today!

Life is good! Thanks for coming by!


Hey Tweell...
Glad you could come by today! Thanks for your good wishes ...

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

That looks like a hell of a deal. Beautiful chunk of ground. Congrats Jim.

HermitJim said...

Hey Hermit...
I think it was a good deal, for sure. The place has a lot of potential and I'm looking forward to building my cabin there and getting it all set up!

Now I guess I'm like you, kinda in the planning and waiting stage!

Hey, thanks for coming by today!

Rae said...

A gorgeous piece of land. Congrats. It looks like a wonderful location and a great spot to just sit back, drink coffee, and look at the clouds. If you ever need company to share a pot of coffee while you gaze out over that pasture - just let me know. It looks like an ideal spot to relax.

Sue said...

Wow, Jim, I'm very happy for you! This is wonderful. I hope you get to enjoy many fine times there.
Now, get your lawn chair and a thermos of good coffee and head over there, just to savor it!!
Best to you
Sue

vlad said...

What's rush hour traffic like is Climax Springs?

Did it MY way said...

Morning Jim;

Man that is GREAT news. I feel your joy!

Parking spot for my camper next to the pond? I'll supply the lawn chairs,bait, and fishing poles, and fix your lunch?

See Ya

YeOldFurt said...

Morning HJ,
Man, that's a beautiful place!!! If you put up that little cabin that you showed before, you'll have your own little piece of heaven right there. I'd have to come visit and overstay my welcome! That is really nice!!!
YeOldFurt

houstonmom said...

I'll buy a camper too!!! Please get one more hookup! It is so beautiful. I'm very excited for you. What a find. Congrats again!!!

I don't have to tell you to enjoy your coffee because I know it tastes a little better today.

Did it MY way said...

Heh Jim;

I forgot to ask...any more land for sale around yours?

See Ya

Ken said...

...Wow!...you are definately moving to the top of my hero list...Good Job Jim,looks like a hell of a spread...

JoJo said...

WOW! Now my Special One, That is Paradise. Congrats! That to me is better than the desert any day. Green grasses, trees and water. And yes that cabin will just be heaven with its porch and rocking chairs. Good coffee and birds and the smell of clean.
Now if I can just get lucky and find that class b I wan't. Got beat out on 2 of them this week, by just a few hours.
Lets sit and hear all the plans.
It sure is beautiful this morning couldn't believe how cool it is we have 74 and no humitity.

Kyddryn said...

Wahoo, Mister Hermit, sir!!!

It looks lovely, a fine spot for a Hermit to...umm...hermit, I suppose.

Congratulations. :-)

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Anonymous said...

Couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow! Congrats.

bigunsfan said...

Congratulations! I agree with Anonymous 9:45,couldn't of happened to a nicer fellow!

You're going to be pretty close to my old stomping grounds.I used to know some folks that lived in Climax Springs.It's a nice quiet place.I'm sure you're going to love it.

You can look forward to some great fishing,Lake of the Ozarks is beautiful.I spent many weekends on the lake when I was a kid,I have nothing but good memories from that place.I'm really happy for you!Now you need a boat!

Crap!Now I'm homesick.LOL!You lucky dog!

Take care!

HermitJim said...

Hey Rae...
Always good to see you! You are always welcome on my porch or patio, Rae! Looks like the ideal place to share a pot or two, doesn't it?

Hey, thanks for coming by today...!


Hey Sue...
Good to see you again, my friend! Looks like I'm gonna be a rich poor man, with a place to spend the Winter and another to spend the Winter! What a deal!

Sure am glad you could come by today, Sue!


Hey Vlad...
I reckon it's gotta be better than rush hour in Houston...which seems to last about 4 hours at least!

Hey, thanks for coming by...!


Hey Tony...
You'll have to put my place on your list of places to stop when you hit the road!

I'll bet we can find a place to park your camper and set up the lawn chairs, don't you?

Hey, buddy...I do appreciate the visit for sure!


Hey Ken...
Good of you to put me on your list! I'm probably making lots of list lately, but this one is the best so far!

I got very lucky this time...but I reckon the Good Lord was watching out for me.

Oh, BTW...I figure that I have room there for a few good, like minded friends, ya know? Keep that in mind!

Thanks for the visit, my man!


Hey JoJo...
I figure you can come for a visit, now that everything is sewn up on your end. Get in that Class B, come on over, and we will park it under a tree and be lay...!

Thanks for coming by, Sweet Thang!


Hey K...
Good spot to build a nice little campfire and make some music? That pond looks like a good spot to maybe do a little swimming by the moonlight as well!

I really appreciate you dropping by today, K...


Hey Anon 9:45...
I appreciate the kind thoughts and the visit this morning...thanks!


Hey Bigunsfan...
Now you'll have another place to stay when you come back for a visit! Always room at my table or patio for a new friend!

Thanks for coming by today...!

Lydia said...

Hi Jim,

That's wonderful! Congratulations!!! Property looks beautiful too. :)

I'm so happy for you! Might be a dumb question but what are mineral rights?

Congratulations dear friend!
(ohh so much better than the dessert I think )

lydia

HermitJim said...

Hey Lydia...
Good to see you this morning, my friend!

Not a dumb question at all! A lot of folks buy a piece of property without getting the mineral rights, and this can be a tricky thing. If someone elsa, say...an oil well drilling firm, buys the mineral rights to your property, they have the right to come onto your property and drill an oil well! They don't have to ask you or anything...that's their right!

It's a lot more common than many people know...but if you Google "mineral rights" you'll see that it is problematic for land owners...

Thanks for the kind words and the visit, my smiling friend!

Lydia said...

Hi Jim,
Thanks. :) Ohh I visit you all the time, even when I don't post a comment. I love reading everything you write.

Wow! I didn't know that!! There is no such thing around here that I know of. They can just come to your property and do that?????

Thanks for explaining.

The best of luck to you (and am so glad you have mineral rights to YOUR own land :)

lydia

HermitJim said...

Hey Lydia...
Always a good thing to know if you own property! You might Google it for your State and see what they say...

JoJo said...

Hi there again, I didn't get the class b someone beat me to it. Oh well I will just keep looking at least I still have the Chalet. I know you ment lasy. hahaha who is trying to make who blush?

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
Are you sure I meant "lazy"? Maybe it was a mere slip of the tongue...and then again, who knows?

Only the Shadow knows!

Degringolade said...

Excellent My Friend.

I couldn't be happier for you

John

Catman said...

Congratulations, Jim. The place looks outstanding!

More proof that God love's preppers!

HermitJim said...

Hey John...
I appreciate the visit and the kind comments...

Always a pleasure to have you drop by!


Hey Catman...
Ain't that the truth? I do think a higher authority was watching out for me on this deal.

I had looked at so many properties, but like I told the nephew...someday the right one will pop up when you least expect it!

Hey, buddy...thanks for coming by today and for the comments!

sanjac said...

Outstanding Mr. Jim! God has blessed you! Score one for the Good Guys!

HermitJim said...

Hey Sanjac...
Good to see you again, my friend! Believe me, I know just how lucky I was to find and get this property!

At 3 miles to the village, I'm close enough to walk if I need to. Plenty of good fishing spots close at hand, plus I could stock my own pond and have some home grown protein.

I certainly appreciate you dropping by today...!

Sarah said...

How exciting and beautiful! I can almost feel how fresh and lush it is. I also look forward to reading about your plans :)

HermitJim said...

Hey Sarah...
If this isn't the kind of place to go barefooted, I don't know what is! Can't wait to get there and to build a porch to sit on and drink my coffee/beer/wine/ with my friends!

Thanks so much for the kind words and the visit...I really do appreciate it!

Meadowlark said...

Congrats!!!

HermitJim said...

Hey Meadowlark...
Thanks, girl, I appreciate that!

You know what they say...even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while!

I appreciate you taking the time to come by today!

Stephanie in AR said...

Congratulations! that makes you an almost neighbor doesn't it? Guess Baker's Creek Seeds will be a good suggestion for Missouri heirloom seeds. Can't wait to hear more.

HermitJim said...

Hey Stephanie...
Reckon we will just down the road a piece from one another!

I appreciate the information about the seeds! I'll be needing them next year!

Thanks for stopping by today!

squire said...

Congrats Coffee Man, ehw Camdenton area is one of my fav's. We have a 3 family reunions in the area. I may cry with envy.

HermitJim said...

Hey Squire...
Glad to see you! Nice to hear from someone that really loves the area...only serves to enforce my belief that I made the right decision!

All of the pictures I've seen of the area show me a place I will be more than happy to call home.

Thanks so much for the comments and for dropping in...

Staying Alive said...

The wife and I both whoooped it up when we saw the new land. That's prepper land now, buddy. To be treated with respect and admiration by all visitors. So very glad you get the water and the fences. You know, if the lid stays on the kettle for a while, you could raise non-hybrid vegetables and sell the seed and make a tolerable living. Just another thing to go to a happy and fortunate man. May you have good fortune with your new property. And try to build your porch all the way around the house. Then it don't matter the time of day or the weather.

Michael

HermitJim said...

Hey Michael...
Glad you and the wife can see the joy I felt when I managed to get this property so easily! Perfect for what I want out of life, that's for sure!

Looks like a great place just screaming out for a good size garden, don't you think?

I have always wanted a wrap around porch...this would be a great time to build one! Ideal place to sit and have my coffee!

Thanks for dropping in today...

treesong said...

Hermit,

Congratulations on your new place! I hope you spend many peaceful, productive years there. Now how about inviting us all down for a cabin raising? Wouldn't that be a hoot!!! Love, Treesong

HermitJim said...

Hey Treesong...
You know, it's funny that you should mention that, as the nephew and I were just talking about that same thing yesterday!

It would indeed be a hoot! Probably a lot of fun as well!

Thanks for stopping by, Treesong!

Publius said...

Congratulations, Jim.
Very nice...
You'll have a lot of fun planning, and even more fun creating something there...

pAT said...

Jim...It looks like you'll have to build an RV park for all your blogger friends.
Congratulations - beautiful piece of property.
Now, just take us on your journey so we can all watch it happen!!
Pat/Texas

Pickdog said...

Congrats!

HermitJim said...

Hey Pat...
At least I should have enough room to get everyone set up! Can you imagine what a campfire we could have?

That would be a blast! Hey, thanks for the visirt, Pat!


Hey Pickdog...Thanks, man! I appreciate that and I appreciate the visit as well!

Anonymous said...

Hermit Jim, I am so happy for you. Sounds like the perfect piece of land. I agree on the wrap-around porch. Love your blog, yours and Treesongs are some that I never miss. Such honesty is so refreshing. My little acre with a stream and barn is my slice of heaven. Keep the faith and keep up the great blog, looking forward to pictures.
Sharon @ the Meadowhouse.

Mayberry said...

You lucky dog! Congrats my friend! I's much jealous....

HermitJim said...

Hey Sharon...
I sure do appreciate you dropping by and your place sounds pretty good to me as well!

Thank you so much for the kind words and most of all, thanks for the visit!


Hey Mayberry...
Guess we'll have to stock up that pond with some fingerlings, huh?

Maybe a couple of catfish for later...what do ya think?

Hey, thanks for coming by, my friend!

Rob said...

Congratulations Hermit! That's a fine deal.
Did you get that thru E-bay or some other auction source?

HermitJim said...

Hey Rob...
Good to see you today! This piece I found on Ebay!

I got outbid, the winner backed out of the deal, and the seller contacted me to see if i was still interested.

Just meant to be, I guess!

Thanks for dropping by today, my friend!

I drive my tractor in pearls... said...

Congrats - Congrats - Congrats!!

Enjoy and love having a new neighbor to the East!

We are in MO often and just love it!

Pearls

HermitJim said...

Hey Pearls...
Good of you to drop by! I appreciate the chance to meet new neighbors, especially those that are like minded!

Thank you so much for dropping by tonight...I appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

Dude, that is awesome news - congratulations on your good fortune! 10 acres is plenty of land to take care of, it sounds like you found a little piece of heaven. The pictures show a lot of natural beauty there.

Baby Sis said...

Bubba - just heard the news - home computer took a nosedive and is in the shop, so had to wait until I hit the work station again. WOW! I had almost forgotten we had talked about this place, but I'm glad the seller remembered you! I'm delighted for you, and makes coming to visit you a little farther away, but a lot more inviting than Terlingua! Love it! And more room for those of us who are not quite as prepped as you, huh? And mineral rights also can bring in some $ if there is oil or natural gas on your or adjacent properties. Guess the "rights" in Texas and Mo are different, but I have friends who double their income every month from just their oil & gas royalty checks! Nice little sideline! I'm grinning from ear to ear for you - Can't wait to hear more soon...Love ya much

Maitreya said...

FREAKIN' RIGHT!!!

I'm doing the happy dance for ya Jim.

Soon you'll have a place for that ole' rocking chair.
So glad you found such a wonderful spot.
Ain't it great when Universe finally steps in and hands you what you deserve?
Congrats.

HermitJim said...

Hey Anon 6:46...
Thanks! I can't wait to get up there and take some pictures...

Hey, thanks for the visit...!


Hey Maitreya...
Ain't life grand? I love it when a plan comes together!

Can't wait to get that porch built, ya know?

Hey, thanks for coming by today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Sis...
Looks pretty good, doesn't it? Plenty of room to have a little get together, don't ya think?

You and the DH always have a place there!

shinerbock said...

Congratulations Jim, sorry I didn't stop in sooner, the place looks great. Hey we're almost neighbors now! If you ever need a hand with anything over there, I'll be glad to help. Hope you like Missouri, not quite the same as Texas, but the land is a hell of a deal. Happy for you man.

HermitJim said...

Hey Shiner...
Glad we are almost neighbors now...always good to know some body in the general area, ya know?

I'll take ya up om that offer of help for sure!

I appreciate you dropping by, buddy!

Ashley said...

I am sooooooo totally jealous!

Hugs,
Ashley

Ginger said...

Oh, HJ, super, super!! I'm digging back through your blog to see what you've been writing about and came across this lovely jewel of a post. And water, the most important thing, water. Water, that which makes a piece of land valuable. Sometimes, things just align properly and even when the events look as if they will not work out to our desires, it all snaps back into place. I'm thrilled for you!!

Andysajl said...

Congratulations! that makes you an almost neighbor doesn't it? Guess Baker's Creek Seeds will be a good suggestion for Missouri heirloom seeds. Can't wait to hear more.