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Stagecoach Trails #3357 Flattop Mountain

Update: 5/17/19 Price Reduced Now Just $34,900

Once in a while, we list a property that’s not only different from the typical parcel here, but is extraordinary. Stagecoach Trails Parcel #3357 is one of those.

Ding Ding Ding! A rare opportunity to own a piece of Flattop Mountain, a local Yucca landmark*Deceiving from the road, this property rises from a magnificent desert arroyo to some incredible vistas and lovely spots, and on to the base of Flattop*

Rolling mini mountains, and the secret hideaways within*A world of it’s own, and an unknown treasure just out of sight*Rugged, rolling, and rocky loaded with character*Starry nights, and beautiful vistas*

Great location, not too far from town, but still loaded with Joshua trees, ocotillo & a wide variety of desert flora*Nice*Flowers everywhere*Giant rock boulders, and quartz outcroppings*Barrel cactus galore, many growing in unique and delightful ways*Hualapai, Black, and Mohave Mountain vistas*

100% Water & Mineral Rights*Flattop towers over all*Geology & topography*Could be a wonderful desert park*This one is so cool, but my wife says we already have enough land*You really shouldn’t wait…

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Quick Spring Update

It’s been a whirlwind of a time here as we’re seeing sustained interest in property out here where the Grand Mohave desert meets blue Sonoran skies.

Be careful what you wish for, I’ve heard, and for years it’s been a drought in Real Estate here. Sure, there have been sales, but never a return to how it had been before the boom of 2005-2008. We had wished for some calls and lo and behold, the phone keeps ringing, and the emails and leads from a variety of websites are pouring in.

So, it’s back to “half days,” you know, 12 hours a day…

For the best deals, call or email. Don’t wait, all of a sudden we’re a hot commodity out here, but there are still some shockingly good values.


On This Day in Arizona April 29


Monday, April 29

On this date in 1871, six Americans, 48 Mexicans and 92 Papago Indians killed 118 Apaches, mostly women and children, in the Camp Grant Massacre. Twenty-seven Apache children were kidnapped and sold into slavery in Mexico.

On this date in 1898, the first contingent of Arizona Volunteers headed for Cuba by way of El Paso. On this date in 1904, the first meeting of the Arizona Automobile Association opened in Tucson with a parade and a visit to the San Xavier Mission.

On this date in 1913, most of the town of Maricopa was destroyed by an early morning fire.

On this date in 1922, the Globe-Miami-Superior highway opened.

On this date in 1926, Yuma County Sheriff’s deputies raided a dairy farm and found more moonshine than milk. The haul included 200 gallons (757 liters) of liquor, 750 gallons (2,839 liters) of mash, 75 gallons (284 liters) of wine and a 100-gallon (379-liter) still.

Source: Today in Arizona History | Raleigh News & Observer

The Joy of Spring

This year has been glorious with one of the best wildflower seasons ever. Unfortunately with wildflowers comes pollen, and that semi delirious state when all of those histamines are making your head spin. Which is worse, the allergies or the Benadryl?

Mormon tea grows naturally here in the desert, literally all over. Simmer for 20 minutes, and you have a good tea for colds, allergies, or chest congestion. Please note that it is a stimulant and is not for those with heart conditions or prior to bed.

Here’s something every pollen sufferer will appreciate:

Via Bits and Pieces

Start Your Garden Revolution Today

Came across this one. As Charles Hugh Smith says, “A home cooked meal is a revolutionary act.” So too is producing your very own food. There’s nothing like an amazing tomato, or the crunch of fresh lettuce. Yum!

Sometimes I think that the next Revolutionary War will take place in a vegetable garden. Instead of bullets, there will be seeds.  Instead of chemical warfare, there will be rainwater, carefully collected from the gutters of the house. Instead of soldiers in body armor and helmets, there will be back yard rebels, with bare feet, cut-off jean shorts, and wide-brimmed hats.  Instead of death, there will be life, sustained by a harvest of home-grown produce.  Children will be witness to these battles, but instead of being traumatized, they will be happy, grimy, and healthy, as they learn about the miracles that take place in a little plot of land or pot of dirt. Every day, the big industries that run our nation take steps towards food totalitarianism.  They do so flying a standard of “sustainability” but what they are actually trying to sustain is NOT our natural resources, but their control. (to read more, click on the link)

Source: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Back Yard – The Organic Prepper