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[Feb. 7th, 2015|09:31 am]
E.G.
I've looked at house prices in western NC and note that a down payment here could own a house outright there. A house with an acre, i note.

I find myself speculating: buy a house on an acre, plant a grove of pecans (Cape Fear and Gloria Grande). Maybe a few black walnut. It's not really ideal pecan climate now, but one could bet on global warming. Rent the place. Let the trees grow to fruiting stage. Retire and harvest pecans.

http://content.ces.ncsu.edu/growing-pecans-in-north-carolina/

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[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2015-02-07 08:13 pm (UTC)
Isn't it crazy how prices vary? I remember once, I met a friend of mine from Manhattan in Tulsa, where we visited some mutual acquaintances. They had just purchased a 4500-sq-foot mega mansion with a pool, for which they had paid less than her 330 sq-foot studio in Murray Hill.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-02-07 08:17 pm (UTC)
Boggles, just boggles.
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2015-02-07 11:58 pm (UTC)
The old saw is plant walnuts to enrich the generation equivalent to the grnd-niece generation. I like pecans but pines are an easy plant to farm.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-02-08 05:03 pm (UTC)
In the 80s, i think, i took a photo of my father standing next to a pecan tree that was planted when he was born. The grove was to pay for his college education (but they lost the farm long before that need arose). It reminds me, too, of a story ... ah, here's a retelling

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/oak-beams-new-college-oxford
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