kel said:Funnily enough, I was hoping to buy some land my family had that's gorgeous and really the kind of place I'd like to live. There's not much land there, but everyone along that stretch actually owns a long, thin plot of land and most of them only use part of it (where there house is), so I could probably rent this unused land off adjacent people for dirt cheap (previously they, like my family, had just let a nearby farmer grow hay on it to save themselves the trouble of having to maintain the land as required by the HoA). …..
Here's a short film about regenerative farming and sustainable agriculture, including a couple doing bison (skip to 5:45). It's a bit hippie-dippy but still inspiring.
Interesting hearing about the chickens. I didn't know they did that. Maybe I'll get a few. A family member has a 10.
I have been thinking about this a lot recently. My family has land that was handed down that we actually rent for cash crop. It takes re-investment to compete, and labour, but I believe if you can create something that is commercially viable you can really expand onto other peoples land at a reasonable rate. Once you know you can 'beat the rent', expansion becomes really possible.
There is a demographic issue in a lot of cases where the children aren't actively taking over their parents farms because they are pursuing a career elsewhere.
kel said:Here's a short film about regenerative farming and sustainable agriculture, including a couple doing bison (skip to 5:45). It's a bit hippie-dippy but still inspiring.
I didn't see the attachment.
Market Garden below: It's pretty impressive what this guy did with a vision and very small piece of land.