Discussion in 'Homesteading' started by Sawbones, Aug 28, 2018.
Here are some shots of our homestead. Like to see some shots of yours.
Great idea, I'll try and get some pictures as soon as I can.
Nice! You have a beautiful place.
Nice open country you have there! It sure is a lot of work, but worthwhile I think.
Here's a couple I've taken, around our place.
We started from scratch. Actually we hauled a bunch of trash and tore down the building that was here. I put in the septic and rebuilt the 1/4 mile driveway, and we went from there.
Sawbones pictures make you feel cold, I bet it's a windy spot.
Mulemans warm you right up again, warm, cozy, homey. Love what you've done with the place!
Here's some pictures from around our place. We have a 100 + year old farm house and bank barn
and here's my small "shop" which was a former dirt floor chicken coop before me and my dad cleaned it up
and the inside
Just moved here. Working on starting a dairy, produce as much of our own produce as we can in the garden (already has an apple orchard), and hopefully put a deer or two in the freezer. It’s been a rough year, so hopefully we can get this going and make next year better.
Dairy? Out of nothing? What kind?
Cows, goats, buffalo? That sure is not an easy way to get money. Expensive, hard, labour intensive, crops vary and diseace is always a threat.
Sorry to sound so discouragin, but been related to the agri business all my life.
Cats. It’s gonna be a cat dairy. You can milk anything with nipples.
Not from nothing. It was a grade A dairy that shut down this time last year as the owner was retiring and trying to sell so he could move into town. Cows, raw milk. Almost all the equipment came with it. Couple of things I still need to buy though.
I work remotely and have a job that pays the bills. This is an experiment to try to not have to rely on the day job. I’ve got a father in law and 3 daughters, so should be able to handle the labor side of it. If not, I’ll con one of my brothers to move out here, haha.
I’m also open to other ways of getting the property to make money. Might build a couple rental cabins along the creek, get pigs, make something with the apples to sell? IDK, we’ll see what happens.
Beautiful Place you have, hope your dairy works out for you
Ok, sounds better, the pics kinda left the almost working dairy side a bit vague. It's darn hard work, 24/7. Hoping it works out for you guys.
Yeah, I didn’t post any pics of the dairy facilities, KFF. I’ve got a 5 cow milking parlor, walk in coolers, holding tank, staging barn, calving barn, manure pits, separators, saw mill, etc. I still gotta figure out how all this works too, I got a lot of work ahead of me. I don’t doubt it will be hard work, but I’d rather get up and work on my own property every day and be secure in my ability to pay for the land, than work for the man, staring at a computer all day, and constantly stress about keeping my job, etc.
Show us some pictures of the dairy barns and the sawmill
Dang it. I don’t really have any pics of the barns, other than this older pic the last owner gave me. I’ll try to take one and post it tomorrow.
Also, here is a pic of an old pigsty we reinforced to hopefully recover it next year if it survives.
WOW beautiful place you got there looks like a great setup for a small dairy, Nice to see you saving an old farm building instead of knocking it down like most do
Thanks. We’re gonna give it a try anyways.
Here’s the pics of the dairy and sawmill I promised. Just a little band mil, but it will come in handy, especially since my father-in-law lives with us and he was a sawyer his whole life.
Great threat. Just got my house in June. Been busy.