Water on Bly Mountain – What You Need to Know

Water on Bly MountainSo you’re thinking about buying land on Bly Mountain but you’re nervous about how much it might cost to have a well drilled. You may even be worried about whether you’ll even find water on the land you want to buy.

In this article, I’ll be telling you a little about the water situation on the mountain. Depending on who you talk to, you’ll get different information regarding this matter. That is why I’m going to show you how you can do a bit of your own research to see how deep or shallow the wells actually are in this location.

Before I do, it’s important for you to understand that you can forget about looking for a lot that has a stream or pond on it. Even if you do find a piece of land that has a seasonal stream, unless you own the water rights, you aren’t allowed to dam or divert that water.
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Bly Mountain – The Inside Scoop About Living There

Many of you probably already know that I have a friend who sells cheap Oregon land with no credit checks, low down payments, and low monthly payments. Much of the land that he sells is actually on Bly Mountain.

Consequently, I often get asked what it’s actually like to live on Bly Mountain so in this article I’ll be taking a few minutes to tell you about our experiences.

As many of you know, our family went straight from the suburbs of Utah to living on Bly Mountain. We lived up there for about eight or so years and during those years we learned a lot that might be helpful to people who are considering moving there.

Before I begin, let me clear up a bit of common confusion. Bly Mountain isn’t actually in the town of Bly. As a matter of fact, the mountain is about 25 miles west of Bly.
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6 Awesome Tips for Optimal Wood Stove Performance

Wood Stove FireIt’s been a few years since I posted the article titled, Our New Efficient Wood Stove Has Finally Freed Us From The Clutches Of Our Old Electric Furnace! so today seems like a good day to revisit the topic of heating your home with a wood stove.

More specifically, I’ll be focusing on what you can do to keep your wood stove functioning the way it was designed to work. The wood stoves of today are a different animal than the types your grandparents grew up with. They are designed to burn much cleaner and efficiently. With the addition of these improvements there may be some additional maintenance procedures you’ll need to perform if your want your wood stove to stay at the top of its game.
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The Next Generation of Homesteaders is Here

Patty & Colton

My son & I with his dog and our 15 month old English Mastiff “puppy”.

There aren’t too many people alive today who remember the days when you could claim a parcel of land, build a cabin, and start living off the land. As a matter of fact, I’m not aware of anyplace in the United States that will still allow you to do that.

In the day and age that we live in now, homesteading has an entirely new meaning. When you hear people use the term today, they’re really talking about getting back to a simpler way of life. This often includes living off the grid, raising livestock, growing their own food, and being as self-sufficient as they possibly can.

Many of you know that I started this website shortly after my family moved away from the suburbs of Utah to start this type of lifestyle in the mountains of Southern Oregon. We lived that way day in and day out for over eight years and it truly was a wonderful experience.
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