It has brush and small trees that are about 5 - 6 inches wide. They grow really fast. I may try goats if i can get something to keep the coyotes away from them 0 maybe electric fencing and donkeys.What is growing on it? Ditto on the goats, also try scottish highland cows, not sure how they tolerate heat in NC
What are "Scottish highland cows"?
They're a breed-rugged, but may not be suited for the hot NC climate
Glen Groth said:What is growing on it? Ditto on the goats, also try scottish highland cows, not sure how they tolerate heat in NC
Goats and pigs and an electric fence if not controlled properly can do more damage than chemicals to the ecology!
Bryant Roberson said:What part of NC? U really got to be careful on the legality side esp the closer to the coast that u get, if any areas have esp dryland reeds growing that can sumtimes cause problems getting approval best way to find out is contact the NRCS in NC in that county and theyll help you with figuring out your options and keep u from falling in a legal hole at the same time...we've had several areas we've cleared in the past that we had to establish SMZs; I currently have goats in a area we are looking to clear in the future and we've already had SMZs established there
i agree your talking 40 acres not 4 get some heavy machinary in there .... if you can buy a cheap dozer and do it alittle at a time so NRCS wont notice clear a patch put something in it to buid up the soil then clear another patch and so on goats and pigs might be nice but the couple of years that you waiting on for them your still paying taxes on the property money down the drain ... also putting it under production would make you qualify for ag tax exemptions
Dominiquer60 is correct....if you don't have the $$$$ for the dozer and are not in a rush to have your land cleared use animals ....too bad our horses couldn't take out our pines....they are a heck of a lot cheaper than the person hired to take the stumps out...stupid us....we bought a back hoe for the price it cost us to take the initial section of pines out.....we have a lot of bobcat and coyete around our farm....our guineas do a great job of sounding the alarm....yes, we have lost some guineas and chickens but not very much gets by them before the alarms is going off....we have Heifer in with our goats, I will swear by her protecting them goats.....she was young when she was put in with our first two goats so, she thinks Dude is her personal playmate.....don't mess with her goats and especially the kids....she is usually standing guard outside of their goat crib at night too....good luck with your farming endeavors