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Hi Alex. My grandparents had a farm in Virginia. They had cows to sell milk, and raised pigs and turkeys for sale. I used to love going there as a kid. by then, though, they were older and just had a few cows and grew corn for sale.
I bought a small, old overgrown farm 24 years ago, and I love it. I don't do much farming other than vegetables for us and chickens. I also conduct my home business from my farm. If you are doing farming full time, it is a tough life...always chores to get done.
You can outsource to companies, but it will cost more than doing it yourself.
Where is you farm? How large? What kind of animals do you have? Do you grow things as well? I always love to hear about farms.
@PoisonJay I grew up partly on a farm and went to agriculture school. Most of my working experience has been on various types of farms or in agriculture, so living on a farm has been a dream for me from early childhood.
You can outsource the building and so on to other people or companies. It depends on your budget, time and skill level. I don't know where you're located, but I'm positive you will find a company willing to do so with a google search in your area.
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If you go to your local hardware store and/or farm supply store, they can probably recommend someone. I've found that if I've been a regular customer buying materials, then one or two sales people will recognize me and be willing to suggest someone. Otherwise, they probably have a bulletin board where folks post business cards. For a yard cover, a handyman might be enough. Someone just needs to know how to sink cement posts, build a frame, and put some metal roofing on (unless it's really big in which case you'll want a crew).