Cory Moreno

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Elle, thanks for the response. That answers my question . . . Yes, it is possible, but only for someone who is willing to work it and isn't covering themselves up with too many obligations. Have I understood this correctly? If so, that is the info I've been looking for.

Joseph, and thank YOU for your post and info. I am starting to feel more confident in managing 3 acres; although, I will more than likely start out with managing only 2. I am in the middle of the GREAT BOOK The Market Gardener . . . Which, I cam quite sure everyone here is familiar with.

Anyone else who has ANY advice in ANY way on ANY thing concerning preparing my fields, to preparing my beds, to black plastic mulch, tools and/or efficiency . . . I AM ALL EARS!


Thank you all so much for your advice and wisdom thus far!

Cory
4 years ago
Cerys,

Absolutely . . . Very good points. I am on the lookout for seminars and courses to take. I am pricing equipment; at the behest of The Market Gardener, and I am seeing I'll be looking for used to begin with. Super excited, super nervous and want to provide a good life for me and mine.

Keep the advice and wisdom coming folks!

And, thank you Cerys!!!
4 years ago
I'm so dumb, my parents owned a blueberry farm in east Texas for almost 10 years. Worked it and experienced a lot on it.
4 years ago
Thank you so much for the response!

Matu,

We will be located just north-northwest of Fort Worth about 20-25 minutes in a small town. All I can say is it's H-O-T during the summers, lol. We are in between a few town of similar size as the one we're in, and a bit larger, within about 10-20 minutes each way. There are a few CSA's in some neighboring towns. There have been a few in our town; however, they have either been inconsist-tent or fallen by the wayside. The market supports a local CSA, and I believe, is ready for education and loac commitment. We have strong support through my wife's family with the school distr-ict and our families live within 5 minutes of town. In all, we will have approx. 10-15 acres. I believe this town, the neighboring towns (with I have had a prominent business in a few years back) and folks in between are hungry for someone solid and local to consistently pro-vide food and education. People fight over free cafe free eggs around here and there are several farmers markets in and around FTW and neighboring towns.

I grew up in and around farming and ranching. My granddaddy ran cattle and farmed cotton down here and potatoes in Idaho for many many years. I do not have experience as a farmer by myself; however, I'm not a stranger to the expectations and hours. He farmed differently and on a larger scale. Being a researcher by nat-ure, I have come to the conclusion I have found permaculture very appealing and necessary. I would like to become AGA Certified and then organically certified within 3-5 years. I would like to intercrop and rotate to avoid the use of chemicals and such. I am also looking into grants to help with our well and courses and books to educate myself. I am 42 and have no illusions or grandure about an easier life, lol. This lifestyle has only been a dream of mine; unt-il I have realized it doesn't have to be any longer.

Hope this answers the questions so far! 😃
4 years ago
My wife and I are planning to begin our new small scale farm and we are interested in permaculture. I am looking for advice and direction on ideas, business plan, equipment, grants, etc . . . We will have about $20K-$25K in cash in to begin and another $4-6K saved up by March-April and $20K in Sept. We have to use about $12K soon to dig a well. She will still counsel for a high school; so, we'll have somewhat of an income stream. We'll have about 3 acres to work and would like a perspective on whether I can work this most by myself. I'm 42 and not afraid of hard work . . . The Texas football coach in me . . . We are mainly interested in CSA.

If we can get some direction and encouragement, we sure appreciate it.

Thanks folks!
4 years ago