Thought I would keep you all up to date and let you know what is happening with our farm search. At this time we have had no offers on our farm and Niki and I have not found a farm that we want to pull the trigger on yet. I did come across a farm that I thought was interesting and would make a good farm that a contrary farmer could make a go of and make some money on. I call it “A Farm Of Interest”, It is listed here http://www.landandfarm.com/property/40_acres_in_Grundy_County_Missouri-552290/
It is a 40 acre apple orchard in Missouri that has over 1400 apple trees. It has a house, barn, cooler, and a store front already on the property and at only 118,000. What more could you ask for? I tried to get Niki interested with this but she wouldn’t go for it.
As you can see from this picture below it has some pasture too.
My thought for this farm other than just keeping it as apple orchard where family’s could come and pick their own fresh organic apples is to also raise pigs and feed them grass and apples. All the apples that fall to the ground you could let the pigs harvest themselves. I bet the pork would be the best tasting pork you could find. You could sell the pork out of the store front on the property along with all the other things you can make with apples. Things like applewood smoked bacon, apple butter, apple pies, apple jam, and apple cider to name a few. I would also like to make hard apple cider. We could bottle it like beer and call it “Milligan’s Hard Apple Cider”
The house has some character and would be worth restoring.
I think it would be a good idea and with me not having any farming experience I wouldn’t know if my idea for the place would work but would be willing to try if I could just get my wife to go for it. Look at the listing and then tell me what you all think, could my idea work? What are your thoughts on this place?