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With a shrinking economy, I went out looked for reasons why I made a good choice in where I live. I learned many things I never knew….

  • Constitutional Ban against Income
  • Ranked 49th for the lowest tax burden
  • Ranked 7th for the highest income

You can read the entire post over at our blog about living Eco Friendly.


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Yesterday was a beautiful day, so we went with Giana Edberg of Outdoor and Resort Properties, LLC to see a property on the market. Not only are there great deals to be found right now, but this great deal was located on 40 wonderful acres. But when you have 40 acres, it can be quite the hike to figure out the property boundries. Not that it was a hardship, but in hindsight, it is funny that it felt like a treasure hunt.
We found the boundry markers. The REAL treasure was the allusive cactus we have heard grows in the Virginia City Highlands but have never actually seen.
I don’t have alot of experience growing (or keeping alive) cactus. So when Giana mentioned how easy they are to propogate I wanted to try. She did caution that since we aren’t through the cold season, we do not want to cause it stress.
So we left it alone. We do not want to threaten it’s survival.
Finding it was a wonderful gift. We want someone else to be surprised when they come across it in the future. Especially the future owner of the gorgeous property!

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Do you want a bargain in Northern Nevada? Time has finally arrived. Interest rates are lower than ever, and prices are lower than ever. You can now buy a house in Northern Nevada for $75,000 starting price. Call us right away to reserve the best deals available.

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A while back, I wrote about the dangers of winter ice and horses. And then last week I had a horse nearly cast herself in the fence. My heart has finally calmed down enough, that I can type this without my hands starting to shake at the memory.


I look down towards my barn and see a horse down on the fence line. The snow has been melting and it is extremely muddy in the corner of the corral where they hang out. All I can see is Sunshine on her side but I can’t tell how severe the damage is. I actually stay calm, round up the dogs and put them inside so they don’t spook her. I head out to investigate with a phone in my hand. I cannot remember a single phone number in case I need to call for help. Though I was moving, I was completely frozen inside.


As I approach the fence, I can’t see any damage to Sunshine. My biggest fear is that she has broken her leg and I will have to put her down. But somehow, by the grace of God, her hoof is stuck by the cannon bone on the bottom rung of the fence and I do not see blood. We still have another issue to deal with, she is starting to panic because she thinks she is being held. I talk calmly to her as I go sit on the fence. Her breathing slows, she manages to lift her hoof. In a blink she is back on all 4 and takes off at a trot to convince herself she is ok.

Now panic sets in since the crisis is over. I think I almost hyperventilated, sitting there on the fence. But she comes over and nudges my hand as it rests on my knee. I swear I heard her say, “Thanks Mom” as I looked in her gentle eyes.



As I’ve said, you can’t stop them from exercising. I can’t coop them up in a stall all day. But I can hope for the best and expect the worst.

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Jeni has a new listing in our neighborhood. I must admit, I want it! It is so fun as it is, but it also has so much potential. Even considering the economy, this property has a great price.


I have to admit, I understand there are many people in this world who could never understand why I would want to live in a Quonset hut. I see so much more. Located closer to pavement than where I currently live is always a major consideration. The mud and snow of our unpaved roads is always a challenge. One I gladly accept, but life is easier when you’re closer to pavement up here!


Amazing Views

Amazing Views

Usuable Acreage
Usuable Acreage

This property is on 40 usable acres. You might not understand why I insert the word usable. I have horses, so when you live in the mountains, you have limited options for acreage. I need a chunk of flat land if I want to work with my horses at home. Owning acreage on a 30% slope wouldn’t do me much good. Then, this home can run off the grid. By having a generator and solar panels, the owner doesn’t have to be completely dependent on the electric company, which appeals to me greatly.

If I were the owner, what would I do to increase this homes potential?

  • Install a vertical wind tower to supplement power.
  • Add a green house because this property has sun to produce a lot of veggies!
  • Build a barn. I’m sure the horses and in-laws would appreciate the consideration.

That would be just the beginning!!!!!

MLS# 90003668

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ctp-logo1There are times to blaze your own trails in life. Then, there are times to consult a specialist. When looking to invest in recreational, hunting or fishing properties, Outdoor and Resort Properties, LLC will be the final source for all of your needs.


Cebelas, known for quality in equipment and outdoor advice brings that excellence to the very land their customers enjoy. This joining of Cabela’s retail brand with Outdoor & Resort’s real estate brand, is a partnership to pursue future land stewardship in Northern Nevada.


Jeni Temen, owner of Outdoor and Resort Properties, has been a reputation in Northern Nevada for blazing her own trails. An outdoor enthusiast with experience locating, listing and selling the most remote locations, she has brought her company into partnership with Cabela’s Trophy Properties to expand those horizons. Bringing her clients a worldwide network of resources, Outdoor and Resort Properties is the specialist buyers and sellers in Northern Nevada need.


Recreational property is a major investment. Buyers and Sellers need to work with a Realtor who knows the land, not just the statistics and information provided by public records. They need a Realtor who isn’t afraid to get dirty investigating and uncovering all the potential of a recreational property.


Outdoor and Resort Properties partnership with Cabela’s Trophy Properties  

also brings Northern Nevada a connection to land mapping services as well as aquatic and habitat services. Every resource for your recreational property is available through Outdoor and Resort Properties.


For the souls that need the range, waterfront or the wildlife, there is a specialist to fill that desire. Contact Outdoor & Resort Properties today and start living that dream.

Jeni and her partner Paws

Jeni and her partner Paws

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color_geo300I was looking up geocache locations to see if more had been added to our mountain neighborhood. A couple of years ago, there weren’t many. Now? I’m thrilled I can walk out the back door and go searching! The closest to my house is only 3/4 mile away. Closer if I cut across the BLM land adjoining my back garden!


If you are not familiar, GeoCache is a network of hidden treasure that you find using clues and a GPS. You can get a free account at GeoCache and start searching your area. Then you return to the site and tell others about your hunt. This activity is enjoyed by people all over the world.color_citonotext150


In my opinion, this is the ultimate combination of technology and nature. Our family goes geocaching when we go camping all the time. Most of the caches we find in the desert are in old ammo boxes and usually contain a camera, logbook and various types of treasure. Our kids love to fill out the logbook and trade out the ‘treasure’.


If you haven’t heard of GeoCaching, logon and see what you have around you. If you plan to travel, this is a great adventure to add to your trip!


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