Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:Less than 2
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I have worked in equine facilities, animal shelters and have attended a course by Roots of Resilience. My plan is to create an animal Healing Place, Rehab and Sanctuary for cats, dogs, horses, whatever comes our way. In addition I will be having chicken and a few goats, and if space allow and there is vicinity to a city/town we’ll have small Country Doggy Camp, a no-kennel dog boarding place and possibly rent out a couple of horse stalls, all to fund the Sanctuary. I am planning to operate holistically/permaculture. If possible/available I’d like to turn the property into Conservation Easement.
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Farm equipment, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access
Description of infrastructure:
Obviously the ideal property already has barns for equipment and hay, the required machinery for hay (although the other option is utilize a coop), fenced pastures etc. I’d like to have a house build but I am flexible.
Description of buildings required:
Horse Stable(s), hay shed, equipment shed, chicken coop, goat stable, homestead
Description of farm equipment required:
Equipment for hay making and storing, Fencing, building/repairing water lines, troughs, etc.
Description of water access required:
Water for pasture troughs, if applicable for growing some vegetables and fruits
Description of fencing required:
Horse pastures, if applicable for the goats
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Hay
Primary Livestock:Equine, Goats/Sheep, Poultry, Other livestock
Description of livestock/crops:
The rehab and sanctuary will mostly but not exclusively be for cats, dogs, horses or whatever needs our help. Resident animals will be cats and dogs, a couple of horses and some goats and chickens.
Tenure options desired:Partnership, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
I prefer to buy so that I can build and do what I need but other options will be considered
Experience & education:Farmer training or workshop
I have worked on equine facilities when I was younger, including hay harvests. Attended a Roots for Resilience workshop in 2019. I am training in a couple of different holistic healing modalities.