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Welcome to our evolving site! As we make our additions and improvements, we will look forward to providing you,
our clients and friends, new, established, and prospective, with the level of service, expertise, and follow-through that
has made our family owned and operated company an industry standard in the niche we virtually created, going on
twelve years ago now. Or, as the American country and western song goes, "We were country before country was cool".
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"Tooting our own horn"?: I wasn´t going to post these because I generally don´t trust anyone who spends much time
"tooting their own horn". ´Seems to me that for the most part our work and way of dealing with people should say
more than enough. In fact, I still believe that but we have had more than a few comments of late directly through this
site, and over the Internet which have inspired me to break with my usual habit of keeping such things to myself.
Here below then are just a few of the comments we have received over the past 6 -8 months from current, past, and
prospective clients: "Of the few agents who even bothered to answer our email´s, you are the only ones who responded
in helpful detail to our questions" or, "Nobody we spoke to in Merida had a clue about raising cattle or the current state
or asked seemed to know if the climate and soils in the Yucatán will support the vegetables we´re interested in and more
importantly, if once we harvest, will we have a ready local market? Thank you!" Here´s one of my favorites: "What can
you tell us about AI (Artificial insemination) in the Yucatán cattle industry? Is it common or even used and if so is it
easy to find technicians to do it and what do they charge? I had written at least 3 agents before finding you. I asked them
"We´re interested in planting organic vegetables but nobody we had talked to the exact same questions and not a one
even responded until you. I guess they didn´t know or couldn´t be bothered to find out but I must say that whatever the
reason it sure is frustrating when you are writing from thousands of miles away! Thank you Gil for your prompt response
and valuable information. And thank you especially for telling us up front that while you are not an expert with AI, you
would find out what we wanted to know ASAP which is exactly what you did and got back with us just a couple days
later...." Humbling, gratifying, and very much appreciated feedback....
Thank you to all who have shared your experiences. We have written down some thoughts about "Customer Service" and
how especially important we think it is in the Service Industries we are involved with. We will include those reflections
in a blog very soon rather than belabor them here.. Thanks again and a happy and prosperous New Year from our family
to all of yours....
We are now "Officially" offering Rental, Lease, and Property Management Services. The detailed page
is currently under construction and we will post a link here as soon as it is in order. In fact, we have been
offering such services for over 30 years (from the US to South America) and long before we left Merida
for the country here going on 9 years ago. To wit, here below is our first "official Rental Listing". There will
of course be more when we have the page ready but for now we are proud to offer for rent ay a GREAT price
"The Big Country House" because our company also designed and built it approximately 2 years past.
Solar Technology and benefits. The Future is now...because with solar irrigation, this marvelous energy
source and technology has come of age for rural properties and VERY SOON, rural land values will soar....
The Mexican government is now subsidizing farms/ranches to install SOLAR IRRIGATION! IMAGINE WHAT THIS IS GOING TO DO TO
OFF THE GRID LAND UTILITY AND VALUES? (FYI, They are also buying back electricity generated by private/home solar panels!)
Fairly low volume solar well pumps have been around for a while but this is a quantum leap in pumping capacity and therefore
production capacity and it´s all solar. Even if you buy your own it´s still only a one-time expense! Let´s also be realistic: Grants are
great but not so easy to get even if you are a naturalized ...Mexican citizen. We have been told " it´s no problemo" qualifying as a
foreigner or expat with an LLC but that just has not been our own experience as yet. Any case, it is a VERY SMART investment!
A personal solar technology story we call "The one that got away": Tilapia require a lot of oxygen and if you are growing them
intensively (eg. 5000 fish per tank) the air supply must be 24/7. We had a chance to buy a very well researched, top of the line,
solar aeration system...for all of our 16 commercial tanks...but with all of our other hefty initial and on-going costs we decided to "
wait a while...) and "save" the additional $70,000 pesos and instead use on-the-grid power meantime. Big mistake. In short order, as
the fish grew, we ended up paying $15K - $20K pesos PER MONTH, mostly to run just our aeration equipment 23-24 hours a day....
If you divide the $70.000 peso cost of the solar-electric aeration system by the $17.000 peso average monthly electric bill for the grid
powered Tilapia farm then you, and even our ranch rooster, can see that the solar equipment would have paid for itself in... four
months. Seemed like a prudent idea at the time...staying on the Grid I mean. Alas, live and learn!
Still more reasons to be buying rural property... now. Electricity along with fuel, and therefore cost of living, is
only going up from here. If American Multinational (AKA: "Supra-National") Corporations and their tag-along, European
colleagues are successful in monopolizing Mexican energy resources (Think Solar now!) some day then it will all be faster and far
worse because all they are interested in is their own bottom line and, as history has shown again and again, absolutely nothing for the
people who´s lives they intend to dominate. Tough talk? "Anti progress"? Try to find and then please enlighten us please by sharing and
showing us where on earth the Neo-cons have privatized energy and water resources (Yes, those are next!) and it benefited, in any way,
the general population of the countries they are invading? Drop us an email please?
But I digress. I mentioned the paragraph above simply to suggest that things and costs will only get worse before we are all living in the
paradise that the corporate talking heads and their minions in governments and on the boob-tube are promising. I am suddenly
reminded of a John Prine song of long ago wherein he wrote in the refrain, "Well we are live´n in the future, I´ll tell ya how I know, ...
we´re all drive´n rocket ships and stand´n in soup lines, we´re stand´n soup lines, we´re stand´n ...in...soup...lines....". Loses a lot in
the translation but if you don´t know John Prine´s music, do yourself a favor... In any case, we think that governments doing the dirty
work for big business (nothing new mind you) is yet another compelling reason to be shopping for rural, possibly Off-the-Grid,
properties either alone or probably better as a Cooperative purchase if not intentional community project.
The "smart money" and personal security, as they say, are in having land you can produce at least a portion of you and your family´s
necessities on. It doesn´t have to be that hard....If your money suddenly becomes worth...less (Some say it´s already happened?) then
your extra meat and produce and even firewood can be traded with others for goods and services you will also inevitably require.
This of course will be infinitely more difficult if not often impossible for city dwellers especially in a major national or global crisis.
Loonie Toons, conspiracy wingnuts? "Sky is falling", Prepper , or other paranoid wackiness? Perhaps. But if you are not seeing what is
happening around you as a result of economic pressures and spiraling costs (& profits for an increasingly smaller few) then we might
suggest that you are either not looking very hard or have slipped into some semi-catatonic state of reality-evading denial. The future is
now. There are however, things you can do and affirmative, life and happiness supporting actions you can take. Then again, if you are
already here perusing our website and properties then you are already being proactive, moving ahead or, at the very least, beginning to
study and explore your possibilities and options so welcome aboard! Best of success to you and your´s! Speaking of avoiding denial,
please visit our Climate Change Update Links Page. Not to worry. It´s not all bad news and for many of you we think it will validate
your interest and intentions to consider buying rural property.... As a species we have some very pressing issues to consider. As
individuals, families, and communities we will hopefully be thinking about what part we can play in lessening our own impacts while
assuring, in a real way, our personal security.
We had started a page "Why buy and Invest In Rural Properties?" but it seems that we have somehow "misplaced" the page
for now so I have started to re-assemble it a new because we think it is very important to have a very clear and strong basis from
which to plan and act and we hope at least some of the materials we have collected will be of help to our visitors while encouraging
their further research and action.
I would like to finish this discussion with a paragraph from the first article we will include on the "Why buy rural" page. It´s from a
great blog we respect and enjoy (I will include their info on the other page). In this case, they are taking their information and
basing their comments on a paper prepared in the conclusions of the American National Intelligence Council’s recent report, Global
Trends 2030 – Alternative Worlds
The report begins with the fairly obvious statement "The old is gone… The new is not here yet"
"The NIC, which is made up of the acronym soup of U.S. intelligence agencies, paints several fascinating scenarios of the world in
2030, some of which are optimistic and encouraging and others which are dire and frightening. It should be self-evident by now that
the world is changing very rapidly – more rapidly than at any time in human history. How you successfully hedge for such an
uncertain future in all of its complexity becomes even more important."
Here below is the brief section on food security since that was our main focus above in terms of buying rural lands. As noted, we will
include the entire article and it´s original URL on our page which we are now rebuilding:
From: Four intangible ways to hedge for an uncertain future
"Is your current hedge strategy a well-diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds? Do you own real estate? Do you dabble
in commodities or currency trading? Those are still important, but given the scenarios and uncertainties laid out in the
NIC report, the way you hedge for the coming changes will also need to include a mind-blowing variety of new
“intangibles”. Here we ’ll explore four of these: Food, energy, migration and self-reliance.
Food Security From the NIC report:
“Demand for [food, water, energy] will grow substantially owing to an increase in the global population from 7.1 billion
today to 8.3 billion by 2030.” “Modern agriculture is eroding soil at rates at least 10-to-20 times faster than soil forms.
Worldwide soil erosion has caused farmers to abandon 430 million hectares of arable land since the Second World War,
an area the size of India. Increases in oil prices and thus the end of cheap fertilizers means that maintaining
agricultural productivity without healthy soil will become increasingly expensive and difficult”.
Implications: If producing at least some of your own food isn’t part of your hedge strategy, it should be. Do you own
productive farmland? If not, are you turning the ornamental landscaping in your backyard into a vegetable garden that’
s more productive and puts food on the table? Have you considered investing in organic farms to add safety and
diversity to your portfolio? Are you exploring vermaculture, permaculture and composting to create your own healthy
The increased interest in organic agriculture is no longer just the domain of a few wacky hippies… It’s a thoughtful and
logical response to the above. We are learning quickly that our industrial notions of farming (adding more and more
chemical fertilizers and pesticides to increasingly unproductive soil in order to produce monoculture crops) are
providing diminishing returns, and we’re reacting accordingly."
We hope this brief intro has peaked your interest and that you will continue and read the entire short
article and consider its implications. By the way, we would like to say that we are avid readers and
supporters of The Resilient Family website and blog (http://www.theresilientfamily.com/ ) and highly
recommend it to one and all of our visitors whatever your interest! Thank you!
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