Do you find yourself dreaming of owning land, a horse, donkey or mule?
Please understand this is a dream that requires planning and some green stuff. If you are lucky enough to find a turn-key equestrian farm you can afford mini (five acres or larger) beware the owner will expect you to pay for not only the house and land but for the money it took to build the farm.
Owning a horse, donkey or mule is a huge responsibility and a life style that many of us dream of. I know as I dreamed to own a farm for thirty-four years before getting the opportunity to move back into this life.
Select EQUINE QUESTIONS AND LIABIILITY
Finally you get the money saved up to purchase an out-door arena started at 10k, ouch. Not including the siding you must build and pay for. Next your neighbor wants to use it. We would like to be able to say sure neighbor but it is imperative you understand if an accident occurs and you do not have insurance, a written release form you will most likely be sued. Best to understand in deep depth before taking a risk that could remove your dream of owning a farm and having equine.
Composting manure with no water
This is a big one, us farmers very rarely get to take a vacation. Our vacations are at home with our four-legged family members, taking photos, and enjoying every moment.
No matter, I must still get out and feed, water, pick up poop, compost, check for outchies and clean out hooves.
City Folks Seldom Understand What We Farmer’s Do!
Neighbors see the animals and think oh how wonderful everything looks so easy. Nope, a well running farm takes WORK, hard planning and some green stuff called money as hay, vitamins, vet, trimmer/farrier, teeth and any injury cost hard earned money.
The Best Life Is The Life You Dream Of
If you dream of owning your own farm go get it. Plan ahead, get a consultant to help you not make mistakes and waste money enjoy you life. Each day is fragile and precious and we never know when our time is up.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
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