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If you want four seasons, come to Tennessee. Sometimes all four in the same week. Last Friday we had snow and sub-freezing temperatures all weekend. The rest of the week is suppose to rain and highs in the upper 60's.

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If either of you sews or knits, you can customize patterns to fit.
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As long as she can keep warm, my partner said herself she wouldn't mind the cold if she can find clothes that actually work for winter, since women's clothes tend to revolve around fashion instead of practicality. Yoga pants and thin, polyester jackets just don't cut it. Iv been introducing her to wool and she likes it allot.
It is getting harder to find a wide selection of wool clothing.

I only wear wool shirts and pants in the winter, and mostly I am restricted to mil-surplus to find them.

As to 'four-seasons' every one thinks they have four seasons. Even in Florida they will tell you that they have four seasons.
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It is getting harder to find a wide selection of wool clothing.

I only wear wool shirts and pants in the winter, and mostly I am restricted to mil-surplus to find them.

As to 'four-seasons' every one thinks they have four seasons. Even in Florida they will tell you that they have four seasons.
Not here in Texas, we have summer, late summer, kinda fall/winter, and early summer.

That sounds like 4 but in reality its more like three as late and early summer are nearly the same.
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Ive always wanted to live in Siberia, but the wife hates the cold, Siberia is lookin better and better all the time
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My wife found that she could buy Carhartt Insulated Bibbs, made for women. Hers are purple.

She also purchased pink Insulated Muck boots (Brand name) at Tractor Supply.
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Look for a location beside a river, wherever you end up.

One that doesn't freeze in the winter.

Unless you like hauling water, if you're planning for "grid inconsistent" living a nearby source for water becomes, over time, a real blessing. (Don't forget there is also a chance you may get hurt, get sick, or get old...)

Just an opinion.
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Look for a location beside a river, wherever you end up.

One that doesn't freeze in the winter.

Unless you like hauling water, if you're planning for "grid inconsistent" living a nearby source for water becomes, over time, a real blessing. (Don't forget there is also a chance you may get hurt, get sick, or get old...)

Just an opinion.
Yea, that was why I was looking toward the White mountains in NH, allot of rivers, clean ones too.
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Not here in Texas, we have summer, late summer, kinda fall/winter, and early summer.

That sounds like 4 but in reality its more like three as late and early summer are nearly the same.
Same for Virginia when I lived there.
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Yea, that was why I was looking toward the White mountains in NH, allot of rivers, clean ones too.
When I was shopping for land, many parcels I considered had enough slope that I could have setup a spring above our house to gravity feed our home. Along with a micro-hydro-power system.

In the end we selected flat land. We have 1/4 mile of river frontage, and ample water table [multiple aquifers at different depths]. An in-home hand-pump is easy to setup.

For designing our solar power system our well and septic pumps were our biggest amperage loads.

I believe there is wisdom to selecting regions usually free of drought.



People may toss around phrases to imply that land is cheap, land taxes are low, and house taxes are low. In that kind of usage, 'low' is relative.

In previous threads I have seen people claiming 'low' land prices, when it came out later they were talking about $3,000 and $5,000 an acre. I see land in this region selling for $500 [or less] an acre. Our land taxes run $1.05 an acre, and lately property taxes have been dropping. We have a large house [2400 sq ft with a 4900 sq ft footprint] taxes are around $600 a year. With our large house and 150 acres of forest with river frontage our annual taxes are way under $1000/year.

Land prices and property taxes are one feature to the complete picture of anywhere you go shopping for a homestead.

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Thanks for the info on Maine, ForestBeekeeper. Hoping to move up there in a few years so the wife can go to midwifery school in, umm, I forget where. Personally I'm just excited to see what it's like in a place that isn't summer nine months out of the year. I love Texas and plan to come back when college is done; however I've always planned on living elsewhere for a time just for the experience.
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Not here in Texas, we have summer, late summer, kinda fall/winter, and early summer.

That sounds like 4 but in reality its more like three as late and early summer are nearly the same.
I've heard it described as, Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer and Christmas.

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Not here in Texas, we have summer, late summer, kinda fall/winter, and early summer.

That sounds like 4 but in reality its more like three as late and early summer are nearly the same.
Sounds nice!

Last week, it was winter here....
Low 20s.
I'm worried about the baby turnips and rutabagas.

This week, it's nice... 70s for the next 7 days... And hopefully longer.

I've read that we had like 10 seasons here.... Different seeds go in throughout the year....

Incidentally, when you live in the heat, you get used to it.... At my house, I open a window to cool off.... Haven't run a fan in years....

It's horrible going to town, though.... Gotta dress for a blizzard before going into a store....
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