Maintaining Your Colorado Ranch
Whether you are looking into buying a home or a ranch, most realtors will tell you that one of the most important things you must ask yourself before you make the big leap is whether or not you are ready to commit to the work required to keep your would-be property in good condition. Making that commitment is easy when you are buying a 3,000-sq. ft. home, but when you are speaking of property that’s as big as 500 acres or more, it may be hard to follow through.
Still, you have to remind yourself that the hard work needed to keep your property in its glorious condition is worth the rewards you’ll get from buying a ranch. You can opt to hire people to do this job for you, but keep in mind that even Harrison Ford, a ranch owner himself, has admitted in a previous interview that he doesn’t mind getting his own hands dirty if it means a huge payoff. What maintenance measures to employ largely depends on how you intend to use your ranch.
If your plan is to raise cattle as means of additional income, it is necessary to have a stable barn or shed built and install sturdy fence in your property to prevent your cows from running off or roaming on other people’s properties. Taking care of the cattle is also a critical part of ranch maintenance so scheduling regular visits from a trusted veterinarian is a must.