Free Ways To Earn Some Cash On A Farm
May 8, 2011 10:39am CST
what would be some good ways to earn some cash at my farm? Ive thought about many things like posting an ad saying that i would take farm animals ::smirks now don't that sound ... country lol :: anyways help me out with some ideas on how to turn a dollar with out spending any
• United States
9 May 11
Don't laugh too much. We have a few cows and therefore we have offspring to sell or have it processed. This gives us fresh beef and we know what it has been fed. Chickens ae probably the least expensive to start, but they do take a lot of attention at first. You could also doggie sit if you are near an area that could use that type of service. There is nothing like farm fresh produce either.
• United States
9 May 11
Hi Jimmy. I see you're in the US; I am too, and our farm is up by the Great Lakes area. Not knowing what type of climate, or soil you have, I can only tell you what we do here for extra cash on the farm. If you have a few extra acres laying fallow, sweet corn is always a huge seller! I used to set up 2 of my own roadside stands on Sundays (one at the farm, and one at a relatives on a busy road.) The stand would completely sell out in a couple hours! With the sweet corn, you can take a few rows (on the sunniest side of the acre) and plant pumpkins. The pumpkins hold the water into the soil around the corn, keeps weeds down, and does a double-duty with crops..2 for one lol. I didn't grow huge pumpkins, just normal sized ones, as well as those small ones, mini's, that they use for decorating. One year I even planted a bunch on an old manure pile that hadn't been used in a few years, and I had a real bumper crop with no fuss, watering, hoeing, or anything. Eggs are also good, people love fresh eggs. Don't laugh about taking farm animals, it is a good source of extra cash. Also, if you don't mind traveling here and there, being a 'horse sitter' or willing to do some chores like that, you'd be surprised at the need for that. Many farmers don't get a day off simply because there's no one who knows those kinds of animals willing to take care of them for the day (or week.) Don't laugh, I have been known to 'cow-sit' and even milk them if a farmer needs. There's a whole niche out there for taking temporary care of animals, and very few people who are willing to do it unless it's cat, or dog, sitting for a neighbor or relative. Good luck with whatever you do!