It’s done. Yesterday afternoon, after years of searching, months of preparation, and weeks of stress, my wonderful partners and I closed on a gorgeous farm in central Chile, about 2 1/2 hours south of Santiago.
The land is over 1,000 acres of productive crops, plentiful water, mountainous horse trails, and insanely beautiful views. It’s situated off the beaten path, but not isolated from civilization.
The location is a dream. Within an hour’s drive, there are world-class (and mostly empty) surf spots, Andean ski areas, golf courses, thermal hot springs, polo fields, casinos, and more wineries than you could imagine.
When I look around at what’s happening in the world, I really don’t think the timing could be better. It’s a safe haven among safe havens– a place that, no matter what happens, we will control our own organic food, clean water, and renewable energy.
Europe can keep kicking the can down the road, the Fed can keep printing, and the entire financial system can plunge into chaos. It won’t matter for those of us down here.
And, should the impossible happen and world governments suddenly embrace fiscal and monetary discipline, we won’t be worse off for it… and we’ll still have the option of turning a tidy profit by selling hundreds of thousands of kilograms worth of organic fruits, vegetables, and livestock into the market.
I’ll have more on this in future letters. For now, let’s move on to questions.