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Has anyone started farming yet?

I was curious because I and my sister are already raising goats, sheep, chickens, guineas, pigs, fish pond, and other livestock on our few acres of land. I was curious if anyone else is doing the same. I started doing this when I felt I was going to lose my job, so I was thinking of back up plans. I enjoy it as well since it's also a hobby.

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My wife an I bought 10 acres

My wife an I bought 10 acres in May. Half is pasture, other half is hardwood trees and under brush. There is also a slow moving stream that runs through it. Lots off deer and feral hogs.

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"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

If you can get 4 feet of head on that stream you can generate

your own power!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

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heck ya I started 40yrs ago

heck ya

I started 40yrs ago ! nothing like fresh picked 'maters

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Slowly getting there ...

I have lots of experiments going ... in mountains of NH.

These work awesome on a self watering system ...

http://www.globalbuckets.org/

Got small scale Aquaponics going as well ... doing lettuce in pipes on one leg of my system.

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I have a few acres

We are building a earthbag or super adobe house we will use biogas as our power source.
Our plan is to have a aquaponics greenhouse with fish and plants.

Free range chickens and 3 milk goats maybe few pigs and rabbits.
Fire up my blacksmith shop and woodshop and build few cabinets and knives.

I have to get my house done first so I can be on the land.
We have our footers dug fence rows cleaned out and lords will we will
get the walls up in july I am glad to see so many working toward there dreams God bless.

Not yet, but I did create this website in order to try to help

farmers and people who want to start. It combines how-to videos with a classified page with a new currency program. This currency program could be very empowering for farmers. I'd appreciate all feedback! www.theonlinemarket.org https://www.facebook.com/theonlinemarket.org

What do you think of this? www.theonlinemarket.org

Lots of helpful information!

Thanks for organizing and sharing this website.

My first visit immediately confirmed and broadened some rather vague ideas I had on this topic.

I'm raising tilapia and just last night I had a meeting with

a fellow one town over who asked me to dig a pond for him with my excavator. I offered to do it for free in exchange for hard costs and some catfish and some mesquite flour. He grows mesquite trees for the bean pods which are high in protein and gluten free, he gets 15 bucks a pound for his flour.

He offered me a joint venture and I'm thinking about it. He's got an extra 5 acres he wants to put into ponds.

I'm looking for workers. Anyone here want to be a fish farmer? I'll give you equity in the business, a travel trailer to live in, (we can build a cob or straw bale home later) and a healthy lifestyle. His area is also able to grow medical MJ, however we didn't talk about that.

There is land next to his that can possibly be bought for $1000 an acre. His well pumps 300 gallons a minute so water is not an issue.

email me if you're interested in learning more. It's in Az, best winters in the entire country, summers are HOT but his land is covered in shade trees

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Looking midwest

Me and the gf are looking at property in Kansas. COL is pretty low there. My folks migrated there some years ago after they were done raising 4 kids. I hate the idea of moving where there IS a state income tax, but this lack of immigration enforcement has got sensible folk looking to abscond from Tejas.

What about Tennessee? It's

What about Tennessee? It's like Texas with less illegals and no income tax. Florida is also a good option, but there are illegals comming in.

No TN and no FL

Florida was, for me, an awful place to live. True, there's no state tax, but some things just aren't worth it! As for Tennessee, that's the state in which "they" have been performing all sorts of police state antics, from road blocks and random searches, endless stories of police brutality, no-knock raids....oh, and a really nifty gizmo that goes on top of police and state trooper cars: it mounts 4 cameras on the light bar and can scan license plates automatically, instantly search national data bases, scan drivers and passengers in the vehicles on all sides of the cop car and using facial recognition software automatically search federal data bases for anyone on "the list". Should anything hit on the data bases, the officer gets an electronic signal telling them who, what and where.
Pretty scary stuff...Tennessee has had this system operational for about 3-4 years now.
I would suggest finding a spot rurally, and in a climate with a soil type that is conducive to gardening. A spot that is defendable. A place with natural springs away from current fracking zones. Just my .02

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Yes I agree about Florida.

Yes I agree about Florida. It's becoming dangerous to live there. I don't feel safe at all there. I always wondered why people choose to retire there.

Alaska?

Alaska? The last frontier?

I'm sexy and I grow it!

Thought ya'll would enjoy this video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48H7zOQrX3U

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BC
Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

I've seen that video lots of

I've seen that video lots of times.

We have been slowly setting up a plants-only farm

for the past 15 years. The first things we planted were a few pear trees and started bee keeping. Every year we add something new, and have to start learning all about that. Over the years we have added cherries, apples, plums, winter squash, peas, beans, tomatoes, rhubarb, summer squash, raspberries, and blackberries. Two years ago we added onions, and last year, garlic. Those two items survive our Zone 4 climate, no problem. This year we are adding blueberries. Next year, strawberries. We won't raise animals unless there is an absolute necessity, and then only rabbits and chickens (I already know how since I was in 4-H and Future Farmers in the 60's) because we are in city limits and have close neighbors.

I would like to make cheese

I would like to make cheese out of my goats and sheep. Maybe one day get a cow.

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:)

It might be easier to make cheese out of their milk.
Seriously though,cheese making is a bit time consuming but is rather easy. I have made cheddar cheese from whole before,Plan on making about 5 lbs more shortly.The daughter wants mozzarella,sooo
that'll be next, along with hot pepper cheese.
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Google "tree crops", and find

Google "tree crops", and find the 1920's book on the subject.

Grow mulberries and persimmons for a zero effort garden.

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Yes

But I'm a naughty farmer...


http://youtu.be/LYfGx1b58Qo

This is ghetto. It gives

This is ghetto. It gives black people a bad image.

Talk to Flynt Flossy

Talk to Flynt Flossy

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Let the haters hate

I was amused as hell by this. I posted it on my FB wall. Thanks for finding this gem.

This is a serious question

This is a serious question. Are you trying to be funny?

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What gives?

I dance like that people think i'm having a seizure,and in need of meds.
whats that guy get? YEAH,that's my point :)
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If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

LOL! Yeah his moves are

LOL! Yeah his moves are pretty dorky. And like my wife said, not sexy at all.

All the boys and girls

Are getting down on the farm, I see

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I plead the 5th.

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I hoped for me and my non-gmo non hybrid seeds

to find a home with some talented farmers but it hasn't happened yet. I have all kinds of things to bring to the table~

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