Needing advice on types of farming ventures regarding time management
Hi everyone, We are interested in starting a hobby farm in NE Victoria but need some advice on maintenance and upkeep of certain projects. Before I start I am well aware that farming is no easy task and things take time and money. As a sidenote I'm not as much interested in making a primary income out of this, but more so a combination of needing an agriculturual side of the property for it to be possible to have a dwelling and that it something we are genuinly interested in. I'm a Chiropractor and my fiance an Osteopath, we run our own business. Whilst this can sometimes be time consuming, overall the hours are quite minimal (25 -30hrs per week) compared to a full time job and we are in control of starting and finishing times also. We are just trying to do as much due dilligence as possible on a plan we are currently working on to submit to the local council. This is regarding a 16 acre plot of land with 600m of river frontage. It should also be mentioned my partner is vegetarian and unfortunately isn't interested in livestock (damn). We have looked into - • Olives • Raspberries • Possible vineyard • Blueberries • Walnuts I have also looked into aquaponics as I worked in an aquarium for 5 hears and have set up my own smaller operations before. Anyhow I understand if the response is, all of these are extremely time consuming and need full time care. We aren't planning on working the whole 16 acres. More so around the 3 - 4 acre mark. Cheers.