Budget ideas for an old folk farm?

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I am a single DIY mom, and I'm putting together an old folk farm on a tight budget. (Homeschooling two special needs kids and doctor appts are expensive). Pictures would be most appreciative! Thank you! Jacquie
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  • Lucy Nunn Lucy Nunn on Feb 09, 2015
    What kinds of projects are you looking to do?

  • Paul Paul on Feb 09, 2015
    look up info on a straw bale garden. You don't need to prepare the soil. Grow plants on top, herbs on the side. Just saw this and I'll be trying it this spring.

  • Jan Jan on Feb 10, 2015
    more info please

  • Darla Darla on Feb 10, 2015
    Go to the library and look at Mother Earth News magazine. You might also go to their web site. They have all kinds of articles on self-sufficiency and family farming and building.

  • Diana reeves Diana reeves on Feb 10, 2015
    Look up wooden pallet gardening. If you go to business that receive stock on wooden pallets, some of them will just give you the pallets. When you are ready to plant your seeds, just get a good top soil or potting soil. put the soil in the pallets. Then in between the open wooden slates plant you seeds. Keep watered.

    • Paul Paul on Feb 19, 2015
      @Diana reeves Sometimes there are problems with pallets. Some use wood that has been treated to stop rot or insect infestation.

  • Idyllic Pursuit Idyllic Pursuit on Feb 18, 2015
    I second Mother Earth News magazine! I check it out online:) Also, I love anamericanhomestead.com --lots of amazing things!!