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mojo    Posted 09-23-2004 at 04:18:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've got a triangular patch of ground, probably about 15 acre, that's just sitting there not earning it's keep. It would be possible to till for corn or beans, but is on the steep side and the ground is rocky. Haying is out of the question because of those rocks (big rocks, little rocks, ROCKS). No water source and is too inaccesible to the house to haul water daily. Thought about a vineyard or orchard except that would only be feeding the wildlife. It'd be perfect for R/C airplanes but I can't see getting a profit from that, plus the need to use the neighbors lane to get to it.
I'm stumped, right now it's only used for a backdrop for hunting. I'm tired of mowing ragweed off it. Always a good crop of ragweed.

Mojo    Posted 09-23-2004 at 14:24:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where are you mojo? What part of the country? Down here, I had about 60 acres planted in pine trees. Turn around will be recouping my investment in about 12 years by thinning. Thinning again in about 18 years, and then cutting saw timber between 25-30 years. That is loblolly and not longleaf pine.

donna wv    Posted 09-23-2004 at 05:34:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
consider dry wildflowers. they grow most anywhere and we get $4-$6 a bunch for them at the farmer's market. I get a big can about 2 acres worth for around $10 and I just pick bunches and tie them,hang them upsidedown till dry and sell them.I haven't made a lot of money but probably $300. this year and I had all i wanted for my own crafting ,too.

Zenia    Posted 09-23-2004 at 06:03:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where can you get wildflower seeds that cheap? I'd like to sew my front yard with some.


donna wv    Posted 09-23-2004 at 06:09:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I buy them at all the big stores the secret is to buy them at the end of the season for next year. we live about and hour from all the big stores and when we go I'll check all of them about now and they mark it all down cheap and if they haven't I'll ask always get it for less than 1/2 of what it sold for and it lasts as long as you keep in in a cool dark place so mine live in the canning room till spring.

Alias    Posted 09-23-2004 at 04:23:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
white pine for pulp.

mojo    Posted 09-23-2004 at 04:39:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
What would the turn-around on that be? 10 years?
The fence row has some nice oaks but I'd like to see a profit in my lifetime.:^)

Gary    Posted 09-23-2004 at 05:57:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Forget your lifetime. Plant long leaf Pine trees and put in your Will for your Grandchildren, or their childrens education. 40 years till saw timber size. You enjoy the beauty and the wildlife that will live there, your descendants reap the benefits, and then hopefully replant for their own descendants.

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