11 1/2 acres fenced pasture (soil test photo attached). 65 acres mixed forest/old oaks for rotational grazing. Finished a forest thinning Spring 2016, now need to get small hoofed animals to manage brush and re-growth.
(5 years) Manage forest brush and re-growth, develop springs and new ponds, build native grasses, flowers, and plant populations, more fruit and nut trees, build facilities for outdoor/natural living education (currently renting our shop to Montessori schoolteacher and longbow maker)
On the 11 1/2 acres of pasture: 4 years fallow pasture prior to purchase in 2013; three cycles of longhorn and horse rotation grazing since then; it's been great to trade pasture use for longhorn meat/backhoe use with neighbors, but it's time now to bring in lighter smaller hoofed animals.
Just thinned the forest; yarding timber this Winter/next Spring, milling, building building..plenty of room to coexist with rotational grazers. Harvesting apples/pears/crab apple for sauces/wines/tinctures/vinegars for family/friends. Have excel doc of plants found on property by naturalist friend; incredible native habitat, harvest acres n acres of service berry, wild rose, thimbleberry, strawberry, heal-all, etc...Small flock of free range organic muscovy ducks n hens, growing flock. Longbow making with yew/hazelnut/ocean spray/oak from property, hunting resident elk herd and deer. Nature education and homeschooling, building playground, tiny homes, etc.
10 gpm well; limited farm use, not enough water for big veggie operation. Lots of underground water lines. Some seasonal ponds, springs to be developed, additional ponds in coming years. Have generator and water pump, over 1,800' + of fire hose, and a firetruck to move water as needed.
See attached photo
Shared barn with concrete slab and new 200 amp electric panel/water service (commercial kitchen coming soon); 12 x 40' stall; outbuilding/storage..
Full shop and tools, I've been doing trades and renting neighbor's backhoe, tractor/disk/mower/grader, dozers, etc..
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