Finally my wife and I have purchased a piece of land to start lifestyling. We both came from lifestyle farms as children so know what we are getting ourselves into.
Currently we have 1.5 acres of prime farm land in Ramarama (South Auckland) and a house design. Once the council have completed their part we will start building.
Having an acre of garden is not our aim. Our approach is more one of self sufficiency, grow it to eat or feed animals to eat. (see Tom and Barbara from "The Good Life").
Our land is positioned in the middle of a 500 acre farm and we have been offered grazing for a cattle beast and a few sheep in exchange for feeding the farm dog when the owner is away.
A paper road is on one boundary which we intend using as an orchard. Other than that we are looking at planting a substantial vege garden and keeping a few chooks. Seriously considering raising rabbits for meat. I have managed to shoot most of the wild ones running around here and enjoy eating them. Will share some tried and true rabbit recipies which I have found and developed after years of shooting rabbits in the South Island.
Looking forward to searching the rest of this site.
Cheers Rod & Mandy.
Hello . Mew here . I'm from New York . I toally wish I can get good along with you in the future days in this forum . I like shopping , sports , music ,surfing and so on . What's your favorite intrest ?