Sooooooo I’m debating on renting 7 acres at the Jesuit Retreat Centre and I wanted to ask if they think I can do all this alone.
So the plan is…
On our 7 acre farm to do:
2 batches of 500 chickens (I would apply to the artisanal chicken program)
2 batches of 50 turkeys (50 each time, we rent next door so can do two batches)
1 dairy cow
3 sheep (plus whatever lambs I get in the spring)
3 Kune Kunes (the breeding stock)
I would rotationally graze the cow, sheep and Kunes all together, moving them 3 times a week
200 layers (I rent next door so I use their address)
On the 7 acre Jesuit Centre lot rotationally graze each group separately, first cows, then pigs, then chickens, moving them twice a week
20 Kune Kunes
4 beef cattle
So the thought is to rotationally graze my farm Monday, Wednesday, Friday and the Jesuit Centre Tuesday and Thursday. Then come to check on them on Saturday. It’s a half an hr drive from me to the Jesuit Centre.
Is this crazy? I’m feeling anxious about it! Ah!
I can’t judge from years past because before I would be so busy having people come and visit the farm (we sold tickets to visit the animals, feed the goats, etc.) and this year I’m not doing that. I was also very busy dealing with baby goats. Next year I’m not doing any of that.
Thanks for your thoughts!