Being able to feed yourself, heating with wood from your own Maine property. What do you do first? Well if the property has more woods than fields, you may need a little more cleared land. If you go whole hog into growing a crop, rotation for every other year will mean more than an acre or two of land for the job.
Pasture and fields are not the same. A pasture is ideal for the four legged critters you are raising and giving names like Sirloin, Lambchop, London Broil but if you want to pull row equipment over it, ouch. Planters, plows, disc all have problems with ledge just under the surface. Ideally before you buy, dig some test holes, check with the local soil conservation office too.
Farming…hard work, not a glamous profession but you are never hungry. And you get lots of good old physical exercise hustling to get the chores done, the crops in before the thunderclouds open up.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers