Small, I mean VERY SMALL, farms

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by tiffanyh, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Hi.

    I was curious about those of you out there that are working with small lots or acreage.
    How do you organize things in a small space?
    Do you have gardens?
    Are they space saver plants to utilize your space?
    Any hints for others working with hobby farms in small areas? What creative things have you done to utilize your space?

    I have 1/2 acre, sadly enough. But I love my house and the placement in town of my house. I have 5 goats, 10+ chickens and 3 rabbits. We try to be creative while maintaining a pleasant yard and some open space for the kids. The goats are up on a hill that overlooks our house. Our garden is full of tomato's in the summer and we do more on the deck with lettuce, peppers, herbs, etc in pots. The chickens are in a small area and we have created what we call "condos" with the space you utilize all the area.

    We are considering adding a small hexagon aviary and small lean to greenhouse.
    Side of House:
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    Driveway (yes that is a historical cemetary [​IMG] )
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    My view of the chicken area as I head up the hill to the goats
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    My chicken coops:
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    The rabbits:
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    So this is what we have done. I would love to see what you have all done with your area. How much room do you have and what are you doing with it!! ????

    Thanks for sharing!
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2008
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Wow, things get buried quickly now!! Lots of post!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    I'd post, but we have 48 acres....
     
  4. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    do you let your rabbits free range?
     
  5. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Had to rub it in huh [​IMG]

    48 acres is small, right??? [​IMG]
     
  6. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    I have 4 acres we keep the animals on and our house, but a field of 40
     
  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    I wasnt rubbing it in!!!! I was just um...sharing... [​IMG]
     
  8. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Your yard looks real nice and organized. We have got two acres still not anough, I wan't more in the forty acre range. [​IMG] We have got a garden in the front right coner of the yard a chicken coop beside of our detached garge. A barn behind us and we might be getting a green house. I want to build another chicken coop, two acres should be anough for more than 8 chickens shoulden't it?
    The person next to us has 40 - 50 acres I much rather have that.
     
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  9. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    lacy,
    the rabbits dont free ranger per se, they live like the chicken do. They go in at night and spend they days loose in their pen. I had a free ranging rabbit that I lost after a year. He wasnt free range by choice, he always got out. I actually lost him to a car and not a predator--it was VERY sad.
     
  10. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I know you werent storm, I was just teasing you! [​IMG]
     

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