Don’t worry about it. Owning land and farming are 2 totally different things.Unfortunately yes, I couldn't afford to buy my own land.
I have the land, the sheds and concrete, but not the manpower.
I have tried sharing, but some people have not what I would consider realistic expectations of the country life, seeing to my stock comes first and fodder always in stock. And no its not a playground for your kids. There is nothing more annoying than someone elses hungrey animals that you have to walk past and find a bit spare for. The funny thing was I hoped to learn from them!
There used to be a landshare site which is now closed. Perhaps its worth a seperate section on here, to match people up.
It may take some time to find one. If you ask me I would never invest in something do not redeem itself in max 3-4 years. Purchasing house or land is the worst investments as long as you dont discover an oil well in it.Turkish_FR that's the road I'm going to go down.
I need to find ideal land near to my home.
Read this for inspiration/ideas
Do your sums
Don't listen to the gloom merchants
Good luck !
As I'm sure @unlacedgecko and @Tim W already know, Michael Blanche makes a podcast called The Pasture Pod. Whether you're into pasture or not, it's just a great, positive, inspiring view into the worlds of some excellent farmers. Well worth a listen.
Good luck and no, you are not being unrealistic, others have achieved what you want to do. There is actually a surprisingly large amount of parcels of land to rent but it is rarely advertised.Thankyou for that. It's really appreciated.
I will be sure to keep you in mind when I get my wellies.
Just by having times of browsing the net, grazing land seems hard to come by. Or I'm not looking in the correct areas.