As we begin putting things in place, I began wondering how many others would like to start a small "farm." We decided, as a family to chronicle, how we will set this up for as little money as possible! I hope you will follow us in our new journey!
Our fist big challenge is fencing. It is important to have a secure and safe environment for your animals. It is perhaps, with the exception of a barn, one of the most expensive parts of farming. We were lucky to score some old fencing (thank you to a local FB page!) from someone who was upgrading! It will be the perfect material to set up pens... maybe with a little extra left over for some household projects with the old wood! We were hoping it would fence our whole place... but it wasn't quite what we need. Our next step is to head to the woods and collect wood to build what is known as "Jack Fencing" for our perimeter. We will cut already dead wood ... which also helps make the forest healthy by removing wood that could become forest fire fuel!