Originally Posted by cupman
well, I'm not exactly a kid.. I'm 26(maybe a kid in the eyes of our older folk). Probably a hair less than the median age of this community. I live in my parent's home but they are both retired and travel or stay at one of their vacation homes.. so I don't see my parents much more than four or five days a month. But it is a real problem, I am one college term away from my degree and am thinking about where I will live as my own place.. I'm sure it will happen within the year. I just have a sad feeling that I won't be able to live in a location where I could afford to pay the mortgage and property taxes to support my poultry hobby. My parents are gone so much traveling they also couldn't support my birds. It's just a problem I have no answer to yet.. and am fearing the worst.
Geez, have you thought that maybe staying with your parents maybe the best option. Getting a good job isn't the easiest thing and being able to save money by living under your parents roof isn't a bad thing.
We are not that many generations past 3 generations living together--and in Holland I know a family with a large house that had unmarried children living at home. Mind you the all work very hard, and share the load.
You would be able to keep the chickens and help with the upkeep of the house. I'm sure they love having someone live in the house while they are away.
On another note, THanks Wisher for inviting me to the thread. You were talking about vaca. Well many years ago we realized that having a small farm meant someone stayed home. NOw with kids DH and I do different activities with the kids while the other parent stays home. On Friday DH and the boys will go camping for a whole week ! YIPPEEE!!! My work load will be cut in half immediately!!! A vacation for me too!! I have all kinds of plans--paint the house, paint the kitchen drawers. Make nest boxes. I love being at home--I don't need to go elsewhere for R&R usually.
Having too many horses and too many sheep and too many birds--no one would do that kind of work around here.