The Want and The Reality of my 4 acres.
I have 4 acres in Searsport ME, they are wooded. Maples and oaks and some pines. It sits 4 straight back. I would love to cut the back end and plant it for a pasture. My dream? To have a few Large Black hogs, chickens and if my daughter has her way honey bees. I would breed and raise the pigs for sale, eggs etc. I dont need this to make me rich, just pay for their keep. I would fence it in and let them have a couple acres. I would build and prep the area for a '12 spring begining. I wont be living on the property till that summer if at all. I will be 3 min from the area and will be there often. I would like to build a small cabin/office.. Something like a working office. A place I would need to be.
I want to return to my roots, I grew up working on farms, but not living. I want to do what I can to make a small difference. I cant change the world, but I can work on me.
What suggestions or advice can you offer this fella? Im all for recycling and have access to a ton of oak pallets, old barn wood etc. Hell, I'll dig bricks from houses long gone!
Thanks for letting me put my thoughts down.