Posted 02-28-2002 at 12:03:49
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I posted this over on tractor talk and got some good replies, but I thought maybe some of you Kountry folk could help too!
I am getting involved in a ministry that is starting up. THe vision is to be a home of refuge for young people in trouble, whether it is by addictions, family problems, abandonment, or orphans. They have a farm, 100 acres or so, in the NY Heldeberg plateau, pretty nice rolling acreage which was a great dairy farm for a long time. At present there are beefers, chickens, and some vegetable growing, with Maple Syrup production in the winter. There have been horses there but they seemed to not get along with the cows/bull for some reason. WE have several 20-70HP tractors, haying equipment, and a manure spreader. There is a plastic hoop greenhouse available (21 by 48) and two large barns which may end up as classrooms/shops.
What we are looking for is ideas for crops/moneymaking/etc. At current time plans are to keep with the veggie/organic concept, possibly utilizing the greenhouse fo