Bed and breakfast business growth is exploding across the country. With the average Airbnb host making nearly $1,000 a month, this is a small farm income idea worth looking into.Continue reading “Start a Bed and Breakfast”
If you raise dairy animals, you may have heard of the DHIA program where milk is weighed and lab tested to record milk components. If not, now you have.Continue reading “Become a DHIA Verification Tester”
Years ago, when I was first learning about milk kefir, I found a lady online who freely shared information on brewing and caring for kefir. She was known as the person who would sell kefir grains for cheap because she wanted everyone to know the joy of kefir.Continue reading “Sell Kefir Grains”
Foraged rose hips are an incredibly useful source of vitamin C. Many herbalists hold them in high regard, and with good reason. Taken in a tea or mixed into a healing tonic, rose hips can help someone fight off any immune attacks.
Rose hips are not so easy to come by in all locales. They are also only seasonally available toward the end of summer. It takes time to scout out a spot to forage for rose hips and then go back at the right time to gather them. For these reasons, if you know of a ready source or–even better–have them growing on your property, you can sell them for a small extra income stream.Continue reading “Sell Foraged Rose Hips”
While putting together a tree seedling co-op for some friends the other day, it occurred to me that you can resell nursery seedlings for a pretty tidy profit if you have the timing and a little expendable cash. With discounts of as much as 80-90% for large quantities of each species, you can turn small dollars into a pretty sweet return, getting free seedlings to boot.Continue reading “Resell Nursery Seedlings”
In researching a business opportunity we’re pursuing, I’ve discovered how much people are longing for good teachers. If you have survival skills, consider teaching survival classes to supplement your small farm income.Continue reading “Teach Survival Classes”
There’s no doubt about it, building fence is an acquired skill. If you live out in the country, you’ve more than likely seen examples of fences that were not built by professionals. Ask anyone who has tried to hire a fence company though and they’ll tell you that it’s almost impossible to find affordable, quality companies to build their fences. Continue reading “Start a Fence Company”
An art business is a great way to create a supplemental income for your small farm. From traditional oil paintings to unique crafted sculptures, if you have artistic talent, you can find a market for that talent.
Here are a couple of resources to help you decide if an art business is right for you:
Rabbits are one of my favorite animals. Peaceful, kind and entertaining, I love to sit out in the rabbit colony and just watch them. It’s a great way to unwind and de-stress, but raising rabbits has an even more tangible benefit: good income potential.
Purebred breeding age rabbits of common breeds sell for $30-$60 each in my area. Considering the fact that rabbits breed like, well, rabbits, you can see some pretty tidy income numbers with a relatively short turnaround time.
One major benefit to raising rabbits over other livestock is their adaptability to small spaces. I don’t personally cage raise, but know many people who do and it ties everything up into a neat income producing package: rabbits as breeding stock and for meat, plus rabbit droppings as a surprisingly lucrative add-on income. Continue reading “Raising Rabbits for Income”