Bought Myself a Cowboy Starter

I actually built this place, it is what they call a Cowboy starter down here in Texas. That means you get youself a piece of land which is just big enough for a house and a horse lot. In this case I sort of skimped on the land, because I got a piece of land that is surrounded by power line right of ways that no one else can build on. I think that they belong to first choice energy in blossom TX, but there is a substation back behind where I built the place and so there are two sets of high voltage lines that converge there. I am sort of in the bottom of the V that these power line right of ways form. I can not build any permanent structures on the land, but they are fine with it if I want to fence it in. In fact they would rather than I do this as my horses are going to keep the scrub down. It saves them having to tend to the land as much.

I sort of cheated a bit with the barn, but I do not think anyone is going to come around and figure out that I put it a bit too close to the power company’s right of way. I am just going to act as though I was dumb if they say anything. I might pay a fine if they do see it and anyone cares enough to snitch on me, but I doubt that I end up in jail for that. The barn is not exactly immovable at at any rate. I like it where it is, because that leaves me a lot more yard, but it would not be awful if I had to move it a bit closer to the house.

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