9 acres in San Saba County, Texas
MAKE AN OFFER! MOTIVATED SELLER! WATER, WATER, WATER, and WATER: 4 tremendous wells supply water individually to over 200 pecan trees through a drip system. Some of the trees are older but most of the orchard was planted in 2000 and 2002 which means the trees are just beginning their most productive years. Most of the trees are Pawnee and Kiowa variety with some Desirable, Wichita, Burkett, Mahan, and Stewart varieties, too.
One well also provides water to the modest 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom home built about 1988. The home is in good condition, has central heat and a/c and storm windows for energy efficiency. The front porch running the entire length of the house has been enclosed to make an office and sitting room. Likewise, the porch running the entire length of the rear of the house has been en-closed to make a canning kitchen and laundry room on one end. The other end of the room can be used as additional living area or as sleeping quarters for an over-flow of house guests. Some appliances in the house will be included in the sale. Separate from the house is a large (approx. 900 sf) enclosed metal workshop building and spacious carport constructed on a concrete slab. The workshop is insulated, has plenty of electrical outlets, sturdy work benches, 2 sets of double exterior doors, plumbed with a toilet and shower room. A second metal barn is located about ways through the orchard and is also constructed on a concrete slab with electricity and plumbing installed. A safe room storm shelter is located very near the house just in case it is ever needed. The perimeter fence is in good shape. In addition to the income potential provided by the trees, living in an orchard is like living in a well-tended park: shady and green and a haven for all sorts of song birds.
The heat and drought of the summer of 2011 killed thousands of trees in Texas pecan orchards exacting a tremendous toll on the pecan industry and underscored the indisputable value of having water available for the trees when needed. To own a property that has unlimited water available on demand is rare and precious indeed.