R. Steele wrote:Hello Chris!
Im interested to learm more about this property. Would this years lease payment be pro-rated? Would use of deadwood or some sustainable timber harvest be alowed for building those structures? Is there any springs on the property or water rights that come with the lease? Feel free to send me a PM if thats easier.
Pasture leases are based on AUMs, but since I was doing rotational grazing they let me graze as much as I wanted to keep the weeds at bay (mostly scotch thistle, which cattle, sheep and goats all eat readily). The growing season is just getting going, with none of the pasture/aum being used I'll wait for someone to just pay the $460 either here or on craigslist if it comes to that, as there are always people looking for pasture through the growing season.
We harvest lots of dead and live trees, no one cares as long as you don't do anything too crazy or greedy. There are some springs on the north side of the river that can be used, but we maintain good relationships with the neighbors and just use the a well/hose. I used an IBC tote to fill up the animals water as needed. There is an old homestead on the property that has a well that is capped, might be able to get that up and going, as the water table is real shallow in the valley.
Kyrt Ryder wrote:I am interested as well. Right now I'm working with sheep and pigs doing fast rotations [daily mobs with the sheep, about the same with the pigs this time of year on the wet side of the mountains but a bit more lax with drier soils.
I'm uploading some quick shitty videos just briefly going over the property. Will try to get more up within the week. Most of it is located on the north side of the river, with some nice basalt cliffs that goats LOVE to climb all over. But there is a nice big sections along the south side of the river, and thats where we have camp setup. Blackberry grows and stays high in protein year round here, we don't have to feed any hay through the winter for the goats. And with enough tall native bunchgrasses on the other side, we can do no hay cattle/sheep as well but never quite got that far before getting rid of the cattle. Never ran pigs, but that was going to be the next species to add to the mix. Lots of roots they would like, there is wild onions, camas, salsify, arrowleaf balsamroot, etc.
video from last year with the cattle grazing:
jim dee wrote:Sounds Great!
Don't let it go back to the ranchers...
If no one does it I will send you the cash so no one else gets it.
Heck, even part time, as I have family in Central Oregon.
Can the land be used for other things as well?
group lease? probably not practical but what the heck.
Out here in the country, as long as you are respectful and a halfway decent neighbor you can really do as you please. We live in tents that everyone knows about, do gardening, controlled burns, bonfires, and tree harvest with no issues. As long as you dont go crazy with heavy equipment or start taking more than the land can provide you should be just fine. Is there something specific you had in mind? And if you want it just let me know, no one has committed yet so its all yours if no one steps up. If people want to group lease it that works fine for me too, but I'm not going to organize that. One name on the lease would just be easiest.