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Hi my name is Josh and I am new here. One thing I don’t hear many people talking about is work sharing. I am moving to a suburban area that borders a large amount of rural property including a national forest. We want to raise some livestock, chickens and bees and are brainstorming some ideas that allow us to still live in the suburbs work a full time job (gross I know), and not be tied down to the farm.  My idea is to get with 3-4 other families and rent a piece of property (within 20 minutes drive time) to raise chickens and sheep in paddocks and some bees. By using paddocks, the sheep and chicken should only need to be moved about once a week and by partnering with 3 other families, you work one week a month on the farm.  Does anyone have any experience doing this? Yes, I am trying to have my cake and eat it too but I am also making a way for rural landowners to make a passive income on their land by renting from them and hope to sell some extra eggs, honey, milk, and grass fed meat.  Any insight/ advice/ criticism other than finding the right people is greatly appreciated. Thanks
 
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Even though it is about intentional community and not exactly what you are planning, one of the best books I have read about working with other people is Creating a Life Together by Diana Leafe Christian.  I highly recommend it.
 
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