In this episode, we do so updates on our farm but also take a look at the top 5 ways to make money on your homestead. Many people want to be able to generate income from their homesteading efforts so they can stay home or have the money to expand their homesteading efforts. We offer the top 5 opportunities from our perspective.
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Im a bit ignorant on these things.
Im very new to barely even researching homesteading.
I wish i started years ago..but oh well.
Anyway, so, you sell the hogs once theyre full grown??
Or do you butcher the meat and sell it??
Do you butcher them for your own consumption?
Ive sub'd to your vids. Very informative and helpful.
We raise our hogs to a butcher weight and sell whole and half hogs to customers. We deliver to the processor and deliver to the customers once processing is done. Some of our hogs processed at that time come back to the farm to be stored in our commercial walk-in freezer so we can sell individual cuts to customers. At that time we also have hogs processed for our own consumption. Thanks for watching!
Red Tool House - Homestead yeah that seems about right these days. You ought to buy you some stratified ginseng seed and rootlets from Wildgrown.com or from Billy Taylor. I have turned a small quarter acre growing spot where it would naturally grow in to a solid money maker for me. Take care and God Bless.
I do not understand why you have to buy your Chicken & Hog feed. You have the land, seeds is cheap, i.e.; 7 to 15 seed variety 'Cover Crops'. Good for your soil & healthy for your Animals. See 'everything' on YouTube related to Dr. Elaine Ingham/Soil Food Web, and 'That Guy' about no-till cover crops. Take: 94.
Red Tool House - Homestead @Red Tool House - Homestead Hello again, Brother.
I don't know why, but it's been a while since I've watched one of your video's. Thanks again for the hard work and bringing all the useful information to us. Is there a way to combat those damn borer's and replant the ash so we don't lose them? I agree, they are fantastic and used for allot of things. Would be a shame to see them go, although as you said, will bring some good revenue for those storing the material.
I just had an ash in front of our house destroyed by those emerald ash bugs, this is my favourite homesteading channel, I just wish you were in Canada so I could get more localised advice, but brilliant advice regardless.thanks.
Hey this guy is a total bullshit artist he's BS his wife he's got about 500,000 projects going on he's not any good at any one of them and she's probably a professional sometime maybe a nurse or holding down a job and he's using all her money slowly sometimes quickly probably but he's full of beans this guy
Really?! I dont believe a word. Like how yall were on camera describing how you bought the property....but it was all you talking. I'd bet money you haven't worked a day in years and are living off her and she goes along with your silly (expensive) ideas. It's obvious dude ha!
Here's acouple ideas: Honey bees... great income once you're in year two. With good acreage leasing hunting grounds. Setup a couple primitive camping spots and list them online with Air BNB or similar... you'd be surprised. Do some kind of classes to share knowledge/skills with others.
Will be making my journey back to Appalachia hopefully late next year. I'm originally from Western North Carolina but have been in Ca. for 30 years. Can't wait to come back home and will be using your channel as a great reference as I will be looking for old farm land with a modest home on to settle and rebegin my southern roots I miss so much. Thank you for posting the great content!
You are on the right track but you can also pickup expired produce from all the supermarkets and this is free food for chickens and pigs. You can also plant grains to harvest for the chickens and pigs. Many grains and grass grow in the winter.
also install compost piles with earthworms.
By law, any post consumer waste we feed out to pigs we are going to sell has to be boiled to break a pathogen cycle. It is a very smelly mess. We do plant pumpkins for the pigs to enjoy in the fall as well. Thanks!
You need a license to sell firewood? You guys should take the SOB who came up with that idea and give him or her a good spanking in the wood shed! I thought you guys fought the American revolution got rid of bad taxation.
The reason that you have to have a permit to sell wood is because the tweekers will roll up in your woods and clear them out if you don't catch them, they have done it in national forests too. They always claim that they thought they had permission or that it was their grandma's or uncle's property and the next thing you know, you are in court defending yourself and your property and having to prove it is actually yours and the tweekers are long gone.
Hi, A question, if you don't mind: You talk about the cost of chicken feed. What are your considerations when deciding to buy feed versus growing something in order to use along side, to reduce costs? Thanks
My son was working for a big tree operation, & he used to drill into the trees for bugs to kill off the bugs ,that killed off tree from the inside out , & that was only like $10 a tree , something to think about to save your trees
And keep an eye on the ol lady , in the pig pen , if she falls they will eat her , there was an ol boy that had his ol lady out in the pig pen down the road , & she never came back so he went looking for her, all he found of her was a boot
Yes, if you produce under a certain amount per week you just have to fill out an application for a permit that is free. You have to follow the guidelines on how you package your eggs to. Look on WV dept of Ag website for all the info and download the application.
I'm just getting my homestead / farm started, I spent a lot of time researching information prior to buying or building anything. Now that I have actually started with the pork, I have been talking to people about future sales as I have yet to get a litter on the ground. The body shop manager asked me about getting one to cook at work for a cookout and I have had some interest from other coworkers as well. I'm somewhat excited about the idea because everyone at work will know where the pig came from so that could generate more sales. At this point making money isn't the number one reason I started my homestead, I got into prepping years ago and realized it really didn't matter how much of anything you have; Without the ability to restock you will run out. So that was when I started researching food production and preservation, while I still have a long way to go my ultimate goal is to have everything up and running by the time I retire. I have also committed a pig a year to a friend that will feed up for me when I go on vacation of weekend camping trips. I'm in it for the long term, the way I figure I will be able to provide myself with all the pork I can eat that will later include beef, rabbits, chicken, fish and a year round garden. While some of the animals take longer to grow they produce much more meat so it should work out where I have enough of everything until harvest time.
As a certified diesel technician I make a decent living and have marketable skills, I'm not a one trick pony. I enjoy working with my hands and love a challenge, I have done many things in my 51 years however I enjoy turning wrenches the best; And it pays the bills pretty good to boot. So while I'm new to animal husbandry I'm enjoying the learning experience and looking forward to the production phase of the endeavor. I don't have the acreage to go large scale so I'm building as needed to provide areas for the livestock as I go, however the buildings I will be constructing will all be built to last until long after I will be worm food.
mrgearheadfromhell awesome plan! So many people don’t plan and get upside down before they know it. Love the diesel mechanic thing. You could work anywhere in the world comfortably with that skill. Thanks for watching!
I didn't realize that channels only get the ad money if people watch them for 5 seconds! I don't like a lot of ads, but, in the future, I'll make sure to leave them on long enough to make the channels I watch some revenue.
I like both of those breeds although the leghorns don't do as well in the real cold temps. The record for the most eggs laid is still held by the Black Australorp. That is what most of my flock is. They have been great layers and the hawks won't mess with them because they mistake them for crows!
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Buck Slayer we have a coyote issue here as well. The electric fence keeps them out and after the pigs reach a certain age, they would be safe. The black bears just like to focus on the neighbors garbage.
Buck Slayer I use a single strand of electric and it works fine. The key is keeping it hot (mine is 8kv) and keep it low. Pig won't jump over but he will go under even if he takes a hit. I try to keep it about level.
Buck Slayer we use the pigs as "frontiersmen". They stay on the property that we are still clearing. They root out all the underbrush and tear down saplings. Once we have a clear pasture then they stay off of it. We don't have enough to sustain cattle yet but the plan will be to put cattle on pasture and rotate them with egg layers in a Salatin style rotation.
I hardly feed my pigs any grain at all, I have them in a big reeving were its all bruh, and the root up everything an eat it, my layer feed off the huge compost piles, I add a few bucket loads of new stuff weekly, no grain, eggs like crazy, and great sales on compost
just a heads up I put that same 2x4 fence around all my new apple trees and the fist 5 year it was fine, then the dear smashed it all down an eat every tree, bbig loss, so when I replanted o built hoops out of 1/2 inch rebar with 6 1/2 inch long legs in the ground 4 feet and welded to each hoop 1 foot a part then wrapped it in barb wire, 10 years later there a bit damaged but the trees never been touched, as for your black ash, what we do here is cut them all down an leave the limbs on and run a 1/2 inch deep cut though the bark the length of the tree, cut them in summer, the bark opens an drys it out before it roots and its good for years just to lay there, we do the same with the birch trees
Allen Holt our city requires guys to have a city business permit to park on the side of the road in an affluent neighborhood with a truck load of firewood advertising it for sale. It gets a little crazy how they squeeze a man trying to make some extra money.
The government always has its hand out for your income - taxes biz licenses, etc. I hope that POTUS Trump will do away with those pittily little stupid licenses for people to earn income without having to share. Claim the income on your taxes and that should be the end of it!!!! That is why so many Americans won't enter into entreprenureship!!!!
I loved your show - thank you for sharing! God bless you up there in God's country!!
I also try very hard to buy from yard sales, and thrift stores. I have everything I need, and my money stays in our community - very little or no taxes paid, and at the thrift stores we buy from the money helps the Children's Hospital and the transitional programs for the sick and addicted. I love this. they only thing I buy is underwear and shoes. We all need to do that too! stop giving our hard earned money tpo designers and to other countries for goods. I also make a lot of my own things I need with crochet.
YUP That is why private sole and small businesses need to become the norm again in our country. We can buy and sell and trade to each other within our communities. Employees of big biz get all the really great tax breaks, and the 401K s are better for them than the employees because of the taxes they have to pay at retirement time!! We have to change all of this.
Pamela Prizant I too am self employed. It is great freedom but the taxes do aggravate me. If everyone had to write a check for taxes quarterly instead of it being deducted from their checks before they see it, we would all scream for more accountability of the use of our tax dollars.
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