Custom Build

Given the land prices in the areas we have been looking at, we are considering perhaps a custom built house versus a pre-built house with land. We figured the pricing would be about the same either way, and this way we would get exactly what we want: something to support our family, live-in farmhands and…

Garden Plans

Around the home we plan on growing herbs of all kinds: Anise Basil Bay Dill Chamomile Chive Fennel Lavender Marjoram Mint Oregano Parsley Rosemary Sage Tarragon Thyme These will be separate from the greenhouse and will be a variety of species. We’re planning on getting our seeds from the local Homedepot, Lowes, and Amazon. Around…

Aquaponics Plans

In my crudely drawn image, we plan to have vertical Aquaponics using PVC piping and plumbers piping to irrigate the system from the fish tank to the plants and then collected runoff into the sump tank which is then pumped back into the fish tank. There will be areas to clip off and allow flow…

The Livestock

Rhode Speckled Sussex Chickens Mallard Ducks American Buff Geese Nubian Goats Trout Berkshire Pigs New Zealand Rabbits – Craigslist Bourbon Red Turkeys We have many farms we plan to buy our animals from as well as searching Craigslist for what we need. The plan is in motion! VirginiaI am the Mastermind behind Candiland and the…

Farm Equipment

Milking Pump Milking Tank Cream Separator Milking Station Milk Pasteurizer Chicken Coop – DIY Chicken Plucker Greenhouse Option #1 Greenhouse Option #2 Matala Filter Media Butchering Knife Set Cheese and Yogurt Kits VirginiaI am the Mastermind behind Candiland and the Madam of the House. I tend to the daily functions around the homestead and am…

The planning stages

Welcome to Candiland! These are the planning stages of the Homestead estate. So let’s get down to business. We are still 18 months away from seriously buying our land but so far our standards are to find a 5+ bedroom house on a minimum of 1 acre of land. No too hard, right? So far…