If you are inspired by the Good Life and earning a living off the land, whilst escaping the rat race, then starting a smallholding could be perfect for you. There are many benefits to this lifestyle, following nature’s rhythm and learning to care for the land is always something that helps to bring us inner peace.
To earn a living doing this and support yourself, firstly you will need to find the land that is suitable. You also need to know about what you are going to have on your smallholding. Will you have plants, animals or a mix of both? Do you know how to care for them? These are all things that you should research before you begin.
You also need to plan out what you will need to buy in addition to the land. You will need to buy things when you start up, such as animal enclosures and machinery like these Solis tractors www.ironandearth.co.uk/compact-tractors/ and you will also need to work out what your monthly outgoings will be to care for the plants and animals that you will have there.
Once you know this, you will then know what you will need to earn each month to earn a living. When it comes to selling your produce, have a look for local farmers markets that you can attend, as well as selling directly from your smallholding. Advertising and marketing can really help you to attract customers.