I have about 1 open acre of grass behind my house I can fence in. I think I want to raise either pigs (the big ones, not those pet ones), a few cows, perhaps chickens and maybe a goat.
All the land behind my house was farmland according to my nieghbors. How do I find out if I can raise a few farm animals. If they changed zoning after all these years who's gonna stop me if do it anyways. I eat a lot and with the rising cost of food how can they say no?
You ask me why? Here's why.. I'm sick of giving people food stamps when they are perfectly capable of raising farm animals. I had a customer stop in once who said money was tight but could I help them with thier computer. I was perfectly fine helping but what I noticed was this family has 3 dogs, cats, fish and a big snake. Had pictures of all thier pets on their screen saver.
Well this got me thinking. There is no reason why we can't give the lower income people a chicken for eggs, a cow for milk and a goat for cheese. It would teach thier children responsibility and keep the parents healthy versus sitting on thier arse in front of tv.
Now if I can raise a few animals while holding down basically working 70 hours a week minimum there's no reason why someone who doesn't work couldn't do it to. We have to be fair thinking about it. Can't expect someone to do something I wouldn't do.
Opps almost forgot a few sheep. They can sell the wool when it's time or use the wool and spin thier own yarn.
So give me some arguments why we can't do this. Just think of the BMHA and all the space around those buildings. Each of those tenants can be farmers!