Small Acreage Farming

Small Acreage Farming For Fun and Profit

Maybe the following or something like it fits you — 1) you live on five acres, you have a horse because your daughter used to ride it and now she is off to college and now it just sits in it’s stall and paddock. 2) You have two acres with your house, garage, maybe a barn, and over an acre of grass you have to mow twice a week. 3) You have 35 acres with a couple of cows, a hires or two, a pond you never do anything with, and a sprinkler system that hasn’t worked for years!

If any of the situations above or something like them fits you, and you just know you could be doing something better with your property and your time. You are right!

Mountain Sky Group has a solution for you that can be fun, make you some money, and can help make the planet more sustainable and a better place for you and your family for generations to come. We can help you become sustainable small acreage farmers and/or ranchers. You could make thousands to tens of thousands of dollars of extra income per year from farming your land, and you may be able to do it without doing any of the work yourself. That’s right! You provide the land and minimal financial resources, and we can arrange the labor if you so desire. Pretty cool!!

Maybe the best way you can find out about this exciting opportunity for you and your property is to come to Mountain Sky Ranch in the shadow of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains for a weekend of hands-on learning about sustainable agriculture that you could use on your small property. We hold small acreage workshops at our beautiful valley ranch regularly that you can attend. These workshops include a comfortable mix of food and drink, lecture type instruction, social and recreational activities, food and drink, get your hands dirty physical work, and did I say food and drink.

Topics we will cover will include, but not be limited to:

  1. Turn your dusty, weed infested paddock/pasture into a productive sustainable livestock rearing area.
  2. Use aquaponics in your house, garage, or barn as a year around food production technology.
  3. Design, construct and operate a seasonal market garden. Make thousands of dollars and do little of then physical work yourself, if you so choose.
  4. Learn about alternative livestock species you can culture on an acre or less.
  5. What are the tax considerations of small acreage sustainable agriculture.
  6. How can you creatively market your goods and services.
  7. How to use and conserve water on your property.

All of these workshops are conducted in the context of our beautiful Mountain Sky Ranch, where we have hiking, biking, fishing, climbing, shooting, wildlife viewing, and other creative outdoor and indoor activities. Our newly constructed Lodge and Event Center has a fitness room, sauna, a video game center, theatre, and wireless Internet. You can relax by our stream and ponds, in the timber, or on our expansive decks and patios.

You can book your Small Acreage Sustainable Agriculture Workshop online or you can contact us at 303-495-3705 or at We also have a number of other educational opportunities you might enjoy, and if you would like to visit us privately or with a group, please check out our variety of lodging, events and agritourism options.