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Family Survival Farm 1

Farm will use draft horses and farm implements to prepare the land and for harvest. Kids and adults can enjoy tours with demonstration.

Family Survival Farm 1

Farm will use draft horses and farm implements to prepare the land and for harvest. Kids and adults can enjoy tours with demonstration.

$10
pledged of $420,000pledged of $420,000 goal
1
backer
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, May 2 2017 4:17 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 2, 2017

About

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 We will use horse drawn farm implements for most of our needs trying to conserve on fuel.

Ma and Pa
Ma and Pa

As a farmer of a long line of farmers, I believe that understanding how much farmers and farming is needed for the support of this fine country we call America. I believe that this country we love so much would benefit  greatly if we take part in self-supporting small acreage, sustainable farms. This being said, my plans are to start a small sustainable farm on ten to forty acres.

 

Farm Layout with room to adjust
Farm Layout with room to adjust

 We will raise farm animals, grow vegetables and small crops using compost instead of chemical fertilizers and insect sprays.  In doing so, this will take some of the burden off our landfills. I believe as many others like myself believe, that 30-40 percent of waste headed for city landfills can be diverted to compost bins leading to a healthier America and world.

Grade A Quality Alfalfa Hay For Animal
Grade A Quality Alfalfa Hay For Animal

We will grow alfalfa for our animal feed and bale for winter feed.

Red Wiggler Compost Worms
Red Wiggler Compost Worms

 

 You and I can show a person that using red worms and black soldier flies to make compost and that using crickets and other insects to feed pets and some of our farm animals like chickens that they too can live healthier lives and feel better at the same time. In other words we have a self-sustaining network that can sustain a few thousand people in a time of emergency and or need. Now that more people are learning about healthy food production and healthy waste disposal we need to take full advantage, now. Local donors can take advantage of the compost program.

  

Black Soldier Fly Larvae
Black Soldier Fly Larvae

 BSFL will be available to pet owners and compost will be available for farm and local gardens.

 

Crickets
Crickets

 Crickets will be available for members, local, other sales, pet stores and basically whoever needs them.

Dubia Roach
Dubia Roach

Dubia Roach will be available for members, local, other sales, pet stores and basically whoever needs them also.

Horse drawn Plow
Horse drawn Plow

My plan is to setup a natural farm and compost facility that we will use to grow organic produce and take some of the load off of the landfills. I plan on marketing the product through farmers markets, and local stores, donating as much as we can to food banks and shelters. I want to market the compost and will be donating part of that to families that have small farms and need help. 

Field
Field

Our Farm will use draft horses and farm implements to prepare the land and for harvest. Kids and adults can enjoy tours with demonstrations for all and they get to take a small sack home with them.

Vegetables for the table
Vegetables for the table

 

Food Basket
Food Basket

 Portion of crops and products will be donated to area food banks and homeless shelters to help them stay healthy. We will also be donating part of the produce to families that have small farms or gardens and need help. 

We will be raising Quail.
We will be raising Quail.

 

Raising quail for eggs and the dinner table.
Raising quail for eggs and the dinner table.

 

I guess the eggs a very good. I have eaten Quail but not the eggs
I guess the eggs a very good. I have eaten Quail but not the eggs

Pictures of some of the rewards you will receive with your pledge

Coffee mug filled with local Roastery Hot Coffee.
Coffee mug filled with local Roastery Hot Coffee.

 

You Pick Bag
You Pick Bag

 

 These are just some of the rewards. Checkout the pledge page for a look at more.

Rewards may look a bit different depending on what is available.

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Risks and challenges

One of the major obstacles is finding land. Although worm and black soldier fly composting never hits the ground people think it is bad for the land in high concentrations. Ours will never be on the ground and rained on. It will be made in worm bins, Black Soldier Flies and then stored inside the worm building. Then it will be processed for packaging, packaged, stored, and then sold or donated.

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    Help us, help others, to help themselfs

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    Like farm Equipment?

    With this pledge you will receive a very nice photo and frame to let members know that you help with the project

    Includes:
    • 1-Framed 8x10 farm print of draw horse and farm implement
    • 1 Quality Snapshot of a horse with a horse drawn farm implement.
    • 1 Farm coffee mug with farm logo printed on one side.
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    Like farm Equipment?

    Pick when in season, when Available, and by making an appointment. This will be offered where you can pick and dig a sack of produce and get acquainted with how the Homestead operates and get to know the family.

    Includes:
    • 1 Pick days with one supplied shopping bag for sack produce day
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    • 1 Quality Snapshot of a horse with a horse drawn farm implement.
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    like to have healthy food

    Pick when in season, when Available, and by making an appointment. This will be offered where you can pick and dig a sack of produce and get acquainted with how the Homestead operates and get to know the family.

    Includes:
    • 3 Pick days with one supplied shopping bag for sack produce day.
    • 1 Pick days with one supplied shopping bag for sack produce day
    • 1-Framed 8x10 farm print of draw horse and farm implement
    • 1 Quality Snapshot of a horse with a horse drawn farm implement.
    • 1 Farm coffee mug with farm logo printed on one side.
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    Healthy Food and Work Out

    Pick when in season, when Available, and by making an appointment. This will be offered where you can pick and dig a sack of produce and get acquainted with how the Homestead operates and get to know the family.

    Includes:
    • 6 Pick days with one supplied shopping bag for sack produce day.
    • 3 Pick days with one supplied shopping bag for sack produce day.
    • 1 Pick days with one supplied shopping bag for sack produce day
    • 1-Framed 8x10 farm print of draw horse and farm implement
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    • 1 Farm coffee mug with farm logo printed on one side.
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Funding period

- (35 days)