We have the chance to live on a farm and eventually buy it in three years. At the end of the three years we will need $75K which we can get from selling the house we live in now, we'll rent it till then. The problem is we need to do a lease & purchase option now but right now I can't come up with any workable ideas to generate around a $80K from this farm on a yearly basis. It's 100 acres and about 65 of that is open pasture land. It was used as a dairy by Mennonites for around 25 years up till about 2000. It has great infrastructure (buildings, grain & feed bins, commodity shed, etc.) 15 Acres is in Alfalfa and the rest is grass--good soil. I know without seeing it it's hard to give good advice but I'm having serious brain cramps and we (wife, me three children) love this place and want to make it our home. I usually wouldn't post anything like this but I'm trying everything I can think of. If you have questions that may help clarify please ask.