Mar 07, 2022

Have you been thinking about starting a hobby farm but you have no idea where to begin? Does the idea of growing your own fruit and vegetables or raising a few animals resonate with you and now you’re seriously considering jumping in headfirst?

If the only thing holding you back is not knowing where to begin, we can help. Take a look here at how to start a hobby farm.

1. Decide what you are going to grow or raise

The first step to creating your hobby farm is to decide what type of animals you would like to raise and what kind of food you would like to grow. Whether you opt for a variety of different crop types or you want to focus on one single crop type is up to you.

Whatever you decide on, be sure that you will be able to dedicate enough time and effort to ensure that you can grow or raise it without too much stress.

2. Make a first-year plan

A first-year plan is going to be the roadmap of your goals, what you hope to achieve and how you plan on doing so. Consider whether you are going to buy a small farm, create one in your backyard and what resources you are going to need.

3. Set your budget

Once you have settled on your first-year plan you will need to also consider what kind of budget you are going to be working with. Knowing how much you have to spend and where your money is going to go will help keep your stress levels low and your money on track.

If you are planning on buying a piece of land for your farm you will need to take account of this in your budget. You should also take into account whether you are hoping to make a profit or not so that you can track your progress.

4. Get the right equipment and supplies

Next, you will want to ensure that you have all of the equipment and supplies you are going to need. This can include:

– Gardening tools
– Seeds/bulbs/plants
– Animal feed
– Hay or straw
– Farm equipment
– Fencing and some small building equipment
– Tools

5. Begin your planting and investing in livestock

When you have had a chance to set up your livestock areas, chicken coups, garden beds and other fenced off areas you can begin your planting and purchasing of livestock.

You don’t have to get as much as possible when you start out, instead, you can start slowly investing in and adding to your hobby farm so that you gradually build up the amount of work required and don’t take on too much at once.

Over the next several months your small hobby farm will grow and you will be well on your way to achieving your goals in your first-year plan.

More questions about Hobby Farming? Contact us

If you have any further questions about how to start a hobby farm, or you’re ready to start investing in your farm equipment, get in touch with us today. Our team of experts will be able to help you out with your farm equipment and supplies.