Just getting around to deciding what to do with our land, it has a small holder number with defra. Basical weve been doing up the house for the last 3 years and now were getting to the end of it were turning our eye onto the land.
For the last few years iv just let a neighbour graze the land in return for hedge cutting, muck spreding and given him 200 small bales hay for producing 400-500 bales so in effect weve only had money off the land for the 200-300 small bale sales.
Surley we could make more money from the land? As a kid my dad reared cows, sheep, pigs, quail, rabbits, turkeys all for meat and also had a load of hens for the eggs, so i do have the basics of looking after such animals. So far were thinking of hatching some turkeys ready for the Christmas trade only 15-20 for friends and family (dont know if i need a licence or something?) How hard is it now a days to deal with defra? what about passports and paperwork they now require? it all sounds so daunting.
What would you peeps do with 8 acres?