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Post  countrynaturals on 4/26/2018, 8:07 pm

We have a chance to buy the parcel across the street (5 acres). We need to make it pay somehow. Anybody keep bees for profit? Any advice? Any other ideas?
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Post  Turan on 4/26/2018, 8:28 pm

There are quite a number of people here at one time who raise bees.
They have been very quiet for a year now. I hope all is well. I like reading about other people raising bees, and I love honey!
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Post  sanderson on 4/27/2018, 2:09 am

Another 5 acres? Would you take a bee keeping class? It seems it is harder to raise healthy bees than advertisements make it out to be.

What about part of it an orchard using BTE method. Tons of cow and horse manure covered with wood chips?

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/27/2018, 6:29 am

I belong to some bee groups. And I have to agree that it seems harder than appears. So I'd start with a class.

What about a herd of goats to rent out for brush removal? You could do that AND the orchard Sanderson recommends...
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/27/2018, 2:23 pm

The opportunities are dizzying! Eventually, our granddaughter and hubby want to build their dream house on it, but that's probably 3-5 years away. In the meantime, we'd like to have it be productive. It is loaded with Manzanita, which may be saleable for parrot perches and toys. I'll post the "before" pic in Butterfly Junction.
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Post  sanderson on 4/27/2018, 2:24 pm

It does look like more work no matter what you do.  Pick your "own" venture sounds the easiest.  Fruit trees, pumpkins.  Goats for rent.  Watering for productivity will be the key.  https://thefreerangelife.com/32-ways-earn-money-homestead/

Maybe they could start with a mobile home?

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/28/2018, 7:31 am

Oh, yeah... THAT'S a great idea!
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/28/2018, 12:37 pm

@sanderson wrote:It does look like more work no matter what you do.  Pick your "own" venture sounds the easiest.  Fruit trees, pumpkins.  Goats for rent.  Watering for productivity will be the key.  https://thefreerangelife.com/32-ways-earn-money-homestead/

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Good ideas! I think this could be fun. I also found out that nonprofits only pay $5 and 4% every week. Katie was already talking about doing more events to rais money for the sanctuary. This could be the most productive and enjoyable use of her time.  happy turtle
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Post  sanderson on 4/28/2018, 2:56 pm

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@sanderson wrote:It does look like more work no matter what you do.  Pick your "own" venture sounds the easiest.  Fruit trees, pumpkins.  Goats for rent.  Watering for productivity will be the key.  https://thefreerangelife.com/32-ways-earn-money-homestead/

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. . I also found out that nonprofits only pay $5 and 4% every week.
For what?

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/28/2018, 3:52 pm

@sanderson wrote:
@countrynaturals wrote:
@sanderson wrote:It does look like more work no matter what you do.  Pick your "own" venture sounds the easiest.  Fruit trees, pumpkins.  Goats for rent.  Watering for productivity will be the key.  https://thefreerangelife.com/32-ways-earn-money-homestead/

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. .  I also found out that nonprofits only pay $5 and 4% every week.
For what?
DUH! I left out the part about the farmers' market. We could sell all of these ideas and we don't have to make a committment, so if it doesn't work out, we can quit any time. They're very picky about homemade, home grown, organic, and only $5 a week for nonprofits. It goes all the way till October, so we have plenty of time to experiment.
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Post  sanderson on 4/28/2018, 3:57 pm

That is great!

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