About to be HobbyFarmers

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About to be HobbyFarmers

Hi all, my name is Ron and my wife is Tracy. We are purchasing our new lifestyle farm in a place called Humbug Scrub, SA. 19.5 Acres. 5 acres around the home is cleared and the rest is lovely native bush. Tracy and I are making this move from suburbia to improve our lifestyle and set up a place for future retirement or semi-retirement. The farm has a grove of macadamias and olives, abundant fruit trees and small veggie garden. We both work full time at the moment but I love the idea of slowly reducing our days working in a regular job and spending more time on the farm. In the distant future, I would like us to be self sufficient in food and perhaps make some money from any excess we have and possibly some income from a Bed&Breakfast farmstay. The farm I believe is suitable for small stock ie sheep/goats/chickens but time will tell. I am probably going to ask alot of basic questions on this site as I am a novice but I hope with experience to give back where I can.

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Hi Ron,

Thanks for the post and welcome to the small farm forum, we are pleased to have you as part of the community.

Congratulations on the new purchase it sounds like you have purchased a very diverse small farm. No question is too basic arond here, so feel free to ask away. 

We also have a Facebook discussion group which is pinned to the top of our Facebook page which you may like to join, we have a number of active and helpful members.

Look forward to hearing how your self sufficient farming journey progresses.


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