Oh there are plenty of rabbits already fertilizing my lawn (laughs). They are everywhere when the dogs aren't out and they ate the first garden I ever put in at the house. Our HOA is pretty particular about livestock, but I haven't really looked in to it too much, (yet). But, YES! they do make fabulous fertilizer. I have a friend who has a couple of angoras for fiber, perhaps she will share some of her bounty. I was thinking or worms too. So much to do! I wish winter would take a powder
Hi Tina I really haven't check this for a long time. Thanks we really like it here and think it is beautiful. In full swing getting my seedlings planted in cups waiting for the weather to stay warm. Garden area all tilled and the cold weather things in the ground. My jack beans are up but too early to put in the ground have to wait a couple of weeks just to make sure
Tina we love it here (born & raised right here on this little piece of land) but when the day comes that mom is no longer with us my sister & I plan on selling and getting out of here. The taxes are killing us, we are one of the heaviest taxed states in the nation, everything you do or buy is taxed one way or another. We pay property taxes of over $4000 a year because the town values this little 1/2 acre and the 3 buildings on it at double what it's worth. Jobs are hard to come by and when you are lucky enough to land one it doesn't pay enough to make ends meet, because unemployment is so high companies will advertise they are looking for experienced help (in some cases years of experience) but they aren't paying for that experience and people are so desperate to get back to work they take it. My husband lost his job of 27 years in 09 and when he finally found work a year later it was at a $6 an hour cut in pay and now 2 years later he's still $3 an hour below and has maxed out for what this company pays, he's been looking for a better paying job but starting pay for an experienced forklift driver with 27 years experience is $9 an hour ( $9.25 if he worked 3rd shift).
When my sister & her family and my husband & I and our family moved back with my mom people looked down on us and our unconventional life style but now we're just one of many families living the life style to make ends meet.
If you ever do decide to make the move you want to look to the middle of the state not the southern section, there are so many "city" folk moving into this part of the state farming is like a contagious disease and you have to just about age war to continue to farm or be forced out.
Our plans are when the time comes to head to southern PA or northern VA where farming is welcomed with open arms. It's a similar climate but a slightly longer growing season and we would be able to go back to raising all our food instead of just our veggies and poultry. We can still raise our own beef, pork & lamb as long as we do it off site and the nearest place we can do so is an hour away but the war there isn't over yet either since we found out that Maine is a right to farm state so the town violated our rights under state law when they forced mom to sign an agreement stopping all animal raising except poultry in exchange for no evicting us.