I Need A Buyer!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello everyone! [​IMG] My DH and I are getting ready to make an offer on a 3 acre parcel where we would build a modest sized home. Finances will be tight and my DH is the money maker so I can stay home with the children. I'm wondering what would be the best, fastest and easiest way to make money off the land. We've considered clearing half of it and renting it to a farmer or for someone with horses perhaps? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
     
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  2. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

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    Boarding horses brings added liability insurance that can be quite expensive. Horse owners usually want a nice barn too.
    Farm fresh veggies? Kind of late to start planting most crops though.
     
  3. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The land is still wooded so it wouldn't be till next year at the earliest.

    What about cow/goat milk leasing? Does anyone do that?
     
  4. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

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    Never heard of cow/goat leases.
    Your 3 acres would be grazed to nothing pretty quick with cattle though. I wouldn't put more than 2 or 3 on 3 acres and would still have to suplement with hay and grain.
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Having that small of an acreage is going to be tough as far as livestock are concearned due to the large amounts of forage that animals consume. Overgrazing would be a huge problem so I can't see that as being a option.
    It would not yiels a great deal of hay either so that would be out of the question due to the high original investment in planting, feritizer and equipment, etc.
    It would be next spring before you could lease it to a farmer to raise crops but I think that might be your best bet.
     
  6. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    How about raising rabbits or quail? Or a petting zoo? I'd really like to offer workshops on small homesteading/self sufficiency. I know how to can and grow produce organically.......and raise chickens!
     
  7. helloroe

    helloroe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it be in the same area you are now? Because you mentioned it is wooded, I would offer depending on the type of wood, you may be able to be paid to let someone clear it that can resell the wood. What is the terrain? Is there a need for land lease for people to park RV vehicles, boats and such when not in use?
     
  8. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The land is level and perfect for growing produce on. The trees are maples and walnuts. Good idea about the sale of the wood! Hmmm, parking boats might be an option! The beach is at the end of the road......the Long Island Sound!
     
  9. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we do pumkins and indian corn,gourds for extra income.last year we did make enough to buy a barn
     
  10. skeeter03

    skeeter03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clear the trees cut and split and sell as fire wood!
    once its cleared grow a low maintenance crop - the pumpkins are a good idea.
     

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