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Author Topic: What do you use your farm for?  (Read 8920 times)
Beth Kirkley
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« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2005, 04:13:54 PM »

You sure are going to have a lot to enjoy and watch over this summer. Smiley It really sounds like you got a good start.

I'd still like to see a picture of one of your draft goats all hitched up. That sounds so cool.

You had mentioned "going the easy route" and getting ready to lay chickens from a friend. My husband had tried to talk me into doing something like that. A friend of mine has about 10 laying hens (Road Island Red/Crochin mix), and since I have an incubator, my husband thought it would be just fine to get some eggs from her and raise the babies that way. But for once, I wanted a fancy breed - all purebreds - and something I choose all by myself! Smiley Heck, if I really didn't care what I had, I'd have a yard full of free chickens - all different colors and sizes. But I have always wanted the Partridge Rocks - and believe me, it took a little bit of whining and begging to get my way. Smiley (Final answer from the hubby was - fine, waste your money if you want to.) But he's coming round. He realizes now that if I have purebreds I have a better chance selling surplus chickens each year at a higher price.

I'm rambling. Smiley

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Horns Pure Honey
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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2005, 10:44:27 PM »

I am busy, with these chickens they are all pure bred so that is good and at the price he is selling them to me I would be crazy, that is crazier than I already am, not to buy them. I would say we will have bought and used or sold 200 chickens this next summer, bye Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2005, 01:53:51 PM »

Bees, horses (Friesians), chickens, grandsons, a dog...

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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2005, 10:08:22 PM »

If you want to count my half acre as a farm. . ha ha ha

It's mostly a vegetable garden with a lawn.  My main thing is veggies.

Does anyone here want to trade seeds?
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« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2005, 10:13:27 PM »

Just trying to keep the house going and started enjoying the lifestyle that has come with it. Hopefully if it goes right I am hoping to expand and help provide work, But the Political hoops are murder LOL. I would also like to purchase Dairy cows cause new dairies opened ( http://www.dairybusiness.com/western/Nov00/texastown.htm ).  Then join http://www.heritagefoodsusa.com/who_we_are/index.html  wink
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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2005, 07:27:41 AM »

I was reading a farming book, I will go get the name of it, and it said that any land that raises animals or a type of produce, veggies, than it can be called a farm. bye Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2005, 08:09:24 AM »

wow Thank God I that is cleared up I was so thinking I was in Highland Park or suburb of Bolca Raton LOL  wink
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« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2005, 09:47:13 PM »

currently....pigs,bees,and maple trees.
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« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2005, 06:05:11 PM »

This spring I am planting 3/4 acre of western maples that can be tapped like eastern sugar maples. They grow faster than eastern maples, but have slightly lower sugar content.

In the spring I will include bees, goats (pygmys and nubians), and laying hens.

I eventually would like to dig a large pond and hopefully my next door neighbor will sell me the land behind me so I have stream-front property.

I also have a decent-sized vegetable garden already planted for the winter with multiplier onions, 2 varieties of shallots and 7 types of garlic (soft and hardneck).

In the spring I will also plant a new nut orchard with filberts, almonds, butternuts, chestnuts and probably also pecans. I'm sick of paying so much for all of them in  the store--plus the wildlife enjoy them.
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« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2005, 11:37:21 PM »

Make shure you order those nut trees early, they sell super fast Cheesy
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