Patrickf Smith wrote:Thank you Peter. It is good to know there are more people in the mitten on the same path. Where in Michigan are you? We are in Traverse City. I'll keep you updated on our project, what's working and what isn't. I hope to hear more about your journey.
Patrickf Smith wrote:William I think our biggest obstacle is just getting through the first couple years. Once we have established our gardens we are really getting into a great market at a great time. There are at least half a dozen farmers markets within 45 minutes. On top of that this is a very foodie place with lost of restaurants interested in finding new interesting local produce and within the next couple years our co op is opening a second location and a lucky's natural food store.
Danielle I tend to agree with R Scott, about using pigs and chickens to prepare the land. Plus we just obtained the land so last fall we did not have the chance to amend the land. We will only have about half of a growing season, another reason to do animals this year.
Thank you for the responses