After considerable research we have declined to moved to our midwest location after finding the midwest farm locations we looked at were plagued with chiggers and ticks. Due to our age we can't spend months in harsh winters or brain frying desert heat. So here's where were going....... Mountain region of Central ID for 7 months and 5 months in Central AZ. The only hassle of the two locations is transporting 4 horses and poultry between the two locations. We will just have to deal with it. For the Desert Home we plan on cistern-ing the water off the flat roof in 4 10X10 http://loomistank.com/plastic-water-tanks.shtml tanks for vegetables and fruit trees irrigation. Looks like 14 inches of rain fall in this area give or take a few. We will filter the water the best we can and everything will get a drink via gravity feed irrigation tubing hooked up to a timer. Kabota Generator to charge batteries and run the well pump, LED lighting. The ID Ranch gets enough rainfall to grow most what we would need. Kabota Generator to charge batteries and run the well pump, LED lighting.