I have a dream... how much $$$ required?
I am in my 30s, and right now I am pursuing a career in the military. I basically work a 9-5 office job. I hate the suburbs, and when I get out in a few years, I am thinking of moving to Montana and starting a small scale sheep farm.
The idea would be is that I would take the two houses I own and sell them and buy a property with enough room to graze enough sheep to make a small profit.
I figure, based on research, I'll need about 500 ewes to start out with. You can put approx. 5 sheep on an acre. That means 100 acres of pasture.
The point of the farm is to supplement my military pension income. That means breaking even and a little more.
My main question is, aside from the land, how much would I need to spend to support the animals in terms of equipment, medicine, supplemental foods, etc- basically anything aside from land and the sheep themselves... I'm not sure what this will cost.