Property is mostly flat with some gently rolling areas. Open pastures are around the home sites as well as the garden/orchard area, other side of property is nicely wooded with a seasonal creek that runs the length of the property.
Land is suited for most things including grazing fiber animals and/or raising livestock.
Landholders believe that this property is full of potential but also have expectations of land seekers that are dedicated to the farming environment. Landholder(s) say:
We feel that our land could be utilized better but don’t have the
working knowledge/experience for raising livestock. We have chickens
for eggs and would like to raise our own to sell going forward and
possibly give it another go at butchering although we would have to
see a financial gain with the latter.
Recently we added 3 Gotland ewes to our property with a ram to be
delivered in the Fall. We hope to sell lambs for breeding, fleece
and/or butchering. Elaine is a spinner and hopes to develop a market
We believe our property has a huge potential for raising livestock
such as pigs, goats, sheep and possibly rabbits. We think by
incorporating others with these skills, we could make this into an
economically viable farm. Look for blog to follow at email@example.com or contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Landholders would possibly like to grow the following on the land:
Grain, Beans, Pasture, Dairy, Nuts, Orchards/Fruit, Berries,
Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Poultry, Goats, Sheep, Cattle, Hogs,
Rabbits, Fiber Animals, Bees, Mushrooms.
Land is not currently certified under NOP. Landholders write,”chemicals/sprays have not been used on property since we moved in two years ago and talking with the previous owners they were not used 8 years prior to that. We have a steady supply of horse manure and are still in the process of amending the soil.”
Land tenants are not required to seek organic certification but must
use, “the same sustainable practices that we do.’
Minimum of 3 years verifiable farming (not gardening) experience
(references required). Specifically experience in animal husbandry,
beekeeping, herbs including the marketing of these.
Financial resources to invest, for a partnership we prefer “skin in the game”.
Property has a studio cottage near the main house which is 650 sq.ft. Cottage is self contained with it’s own electricity meter and wood stove for heating. A small storage space/utility room off the back door where parking is. It was completely remodeled two years ago upon us moving in, with new roof, siding and windows.
*Expand upon established garden space.
*Renovate existing barn area.
*Fix some of the fencing that is already here and put up new if needed.
*Pasturing animals, cows for meat, sheep for grazing and fleece.
*Pastured chickens, turkeys
*Goats, cows for milk and/or beef
*Sheep for fiber
*Increasing vegetable growing and/or medicinal herbs to market
*Possibly opening a small business with the help of others where food
can be processed and sold.
*Perhaps incorporating a commercial kitchen onsite where we can all
benefit from the profit as well as the food shared.
Large garden and orchard with greenhouse
Barn, shop, greenhouse
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