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We purchased an old farm in 2014 and are working on getting things up and running again. This farm hasn’t been functional for quite a few years. The pastures were rented out for grazing, but the buildings have not been used.
When we were looking for properties, we were looking with our mind on permaculture design. While any property can benefit from applying permaculture principles, there were certain elements we were particularly interested in. Having water, pastures and trees all designed carefully is a high priority for us. While there are advantages to buying an older farm with existing buildings, we are finding there are challenges as well.