My dad got a portable sawmill when he retired. He loved it. He had it set up on his 80 acres and just left it in one place. He cut stuff for his own projects to start but soon word got out and people started buying lumber from him.
I think renting for a while is a good idea. It gives you time to find the right home in the right neighborhood.
I probably shouldn’t be giving anyone advice about life but I understand your families situation. Sometimes it’s time for a change. We’ve made a few big moves and it’s always worked...
Miller8812- Were you able to put a hunt together last fall? Any plans this fall? If you’re still looking for someone to head west with let me know. It’s getting to be last minute but I’d even be up for something along the lines of a black hills archery hunt.
My daughters pink zebco was the hot rod today. She provided a couple of fish fries. My wife released a nice 31” walleye. All I could catch was a bass so I went back to my fish netting and hook baiting duties. Of course I wouldn’t want it any other way.