Rebecca Norman wrote:I lived near solar electric panels for some 20 years at the school I worked at. The panels don't get hot. Animals and people have to be trusted to avoid hard objects with sharp corners. What hazard are you thinking of?
John C Daley wrote:I suggest it is best to purchase land, where the access to water fits in with your needs.
45 years ago I dug drains and channels by hand when the ground was wet.
It was hard and slow, today I would hire somebody to help.
But I have purchased a tractor and ditch digger which is a rotating blade that throws the dirt sideways and leaves a semi circular shaped ditch.
I believe you need to budget for some equipment to make life easier and get things going faster.
As for spending money on stuff, if you plan to use 2 inch poly pipe things will be costly, but effective. Any smaller is really a time consuming effort.
Feel free to contact me when you are closer to purchasing.
Where are you hoping to go and what size block do you have in mind?
J Davis wrote:Goats might not be your best option to start with. They are hard on fences, They are escape artists, and they are picky eaters. From a breed perspective, smaller goats lkje dwarves or fainting goats might be easist to manage.
Pigs are also hard on fences, but they will really work your land. Chickens will enrich the soil but wont turn it or weed it.
Got fencing? I'd figure out your fencing plan as part of your initial strategy. Electronetting allows for rotational grazing. But is the land conducive?