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Old 01-09-2011, 10:44 AM   #21
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:51 AM   #22
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Welcome! I'm a retired civil engineer. Designed highways for 20 years. I used to love it too. Then all the BS became too much.

Now I'm a trout bum and a writer. Life is good!
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:56 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by flyfishnevada View Post
Now I'm a trout bum and a writer.
Writer? Have I missed something... or are you counting Posts here as a j*b?
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:57 AM   #24
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Welcome Aeowyn. Not an engineer, not female, never wanted to be a engineer. Electromechanical tech most of my life.

I just used to torment engineers. Especially during prototyping.
Now retired, just tinkering.

Cheers, god luck with the farm, don't think you should count on making money with it. As a kid spent much time on grandparents farm.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:47 PM   #25
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:20 PM   #26
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Welcome. Thanks for taking the time to write the intro.

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:08 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Aeowyn View Post
Good thoughts here. We plan to keep it small. Probably just raising our own veggies/animals for a while. The first couple years we'll probably rent out most of the land for hay. We don't plan to use any debt in the farming - so risk will be minimized. Equipment can certainly be a big expense - we'll be looking for used equipment (maybe from someone getting out of the farming business). I'm planning to test how good a mechanic my husband is.
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I would suggest a cash rent or some sort of share crop agreement for the first several years. I would also suggest that you not use a farm management agency. Many variables involved with your possible land use. You may have better choices than hay.
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