Hi all. I have my movable chicken coop on some of my neighbor's unused land with his permission. This field is adjacent to our property. Ever since we moved into our house 15 years ago I've wanted that lot to turn into a barnyard, and when I finally asked him if he would sell it, he said no. I think he's saving it to give to his kids when they're grown. He also intends to run a maple sap pipeline underground along the line between the field and our property (we have given him permission to tap as many sugar maples in our woods as he wants and he gives us a gallon of syrup each spring). So then I asked if I could lease it and he said, "Do I look like I need the money??" Very strange response, if you ask me, but he'd been into the beers by then, so he probably wasn't thinking straight. Normally he's a pretty nice and decent guy. Anyway... I'm going to approach him again about leasing or renting a quarter of the field, which would be a little less than an acre in my estimation, because I need to put more chicken houses out there and I'd like to put in a garden if possible. I'm wondering, from those of you who rent your farm land (particularly those in New England/Vermont), how much I should expect to pay in rent per month? This land is on a slight slope, probably wouldn't perc well because it's incredibly soggy/muddy when it rains (if I built a little barn, it would have to be on stilts), and isn't growing much more than clumps of grass, volunteer Sumac and Ash trees, and wild raspberry brambles. He used to have milk cows on it, but he sold his herd right after we moved in (I was sad). He's got a few other pastures that he mows for hay, but he doesn't do anything with this one, which tells me that he feels it isn't good for much. Also, what is usually put in a rental agreement for a field like this? I mentioned building a little barn, but I understand that it would have to be temporary and come down when I'm finished using this property. I use PoultryNet fencing, which is movable and temporary.