Hi from the Northern part of Europe

Riin

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It’s very nice to meet you all. I’m Riin from Estonia (somewhere under Finland and next to Russia). I just recently started my planning for farming, was somehow interrupted by the corona virus but now I decide to just keep going. I am very new to farming to be honest. Since I don’t feel like going out much right now, I decide to go online and see if I can learn something new through this opportunity. I have a small piece of land, about 150 acres. I am more like a hobbyist farmer though I don’t rule out the possibility of earning some profits and expand my farm somewhere in the future. I also have a garden, at the countryside, currently not in use though. I’m not sure how different it is with you guys (I see many of you are from the States?) I think it will be interesting to discuss different farming cultures as well.
 

Locksmith

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Welcome aboard, friend.

One part of farming that crosses different cultures is selling your crops to neighbors and townfolk. You seem to be a perfect fit for that seeing how you're new. I have found that this is the best way to start. Small.
 

Paul

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It's nice to meet you! You have a decent-sized piece of land for getting started. Do you know what you might try to plant this year? The coronavirus will definitely make things more challenging for all of us, but we will get through the challenges together.
 

Riin

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Hi all again! Yeah, I used to sell the flowers I planted with my family but I have never done that with my other types of crops and such. I decided to see if I will reuse the garden I have, maybe in this summer because the weather is still very fluctuating here right now. I am still looking into what kinds of crops and what kind of farm I want to have, sometimes pretty indecisive.:p
 

Birdie

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I am still looking into what kinds of crops and what kind of farm I want to have, sometimes pretty indecisive.
Nothing wrong with that, @Riin.
Taking your time to plan things out and to decide what will best benefit your family and grow in your area is a wise choice. I jumped into homesteading without undertaking the amount of preparation and planning that I should have. It was a rocky first year because of that.
This is a great place to gather information. There's a sense of camaraderie that you won't find elsewhere.

I hope you'll share a bit about what it's like to farm in your country. I'm not familiar with the country and I like hearing about how other cultures do things. You never know when borrowing those techniques will be the best answer to a thriving farm.
 
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Pk2uk2us

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Hi Riin, nice to hear from you, it's great as birdi said to know about how farmers of different continents see things differently and grow different. I was looking for some sort platform to talk to locals, as I been wandering around the world and ended up in New York city, but my heart attach to the land and found this website lirterly 10 mins ago. Things look very different here, I didn't have a chance to go out from the new York city but just by looking at videos of the farms I can tell it's different here... So much opportunities here in farming I think personally...there are 101 ways to make money from farm.. In Asia people don't have vast land like here.. Ppl do efficient use of lands, multi crop, just in 10 acres, tobacco, rice, wheat, and vegetable all growing same time. So it's really upto you how you want to use your land.. Happy farming
 

Riin

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I also don’t exactly know how much is the difference as I am not very familiar with how things go in the US. But I guess when I am getting more and more into farming, then probably we can tell the difference! Thank you all for your warm messages! I didn’t expect I would get that many responses from you guys honestly!
 

Riin

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Hi Riin, nice to hear from you, it's great as birdi said to know about how farmers of different continents see things differently and grow different. I was looking for some sort platform to talk to locals, as I been wandering around the world and ended up in New York city, but my heart attach to the land and found this website lirterly 10 mins ago. Things look very different here, I didn't have a chance to go out from the new York city but just by looking at videos of the farms I can tell it's different here... So much opportunities here in farming I think personally...there are 101 ways to make money from farm.. In Asia people don't have vast land like here.. Ppl do efficient use of lands, multi crop, just in 10 acres, tobacco, rice, wheat, and vegetable all growing same time. So it's really upto you how you want to use your land.. Happy farming
In Estonia, land is rather affordable so basically everyone owns a piece or I would say every family owns a piece usually. And I heard about similar things in Asia too. If you live in some cities such as Hong Kong, there is basically no space for farming and most products are imported.
 
 
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