went over to local Fed ag service place, and got a aerial survey map of property behind farm i got. They were friendly, showed me plat book to get farm survey id #. after a few minutes it printed out. I talked to the older woman last summer about haying her fields to keep them in usebable condition plus help keep weeds under control and keep from effecting my endeavors. She didn't say no. I didn't realize she has 118 acres there with about 60 of it useable for crops.
I don't beleive i want to lease it outright to hay for mulch and upkeep her property. I was thinking about a crop share lease situation. i do the work, cut off fields, use her barn to store hay, and split what we sell hay for. For thefirst 2 years it will be mostly low grade feed, or better mulch hay. Right now mulch around here is going for 2.50 a bale and up, depending on time of year and local demands(NG drillling/pipelines)
Alll the work would be on me, exspense of harvest, and paying help for doing this. ? is would .75 a bale for her be taking advantage of her as base share? figure there will be about 2500-3000 bales to start and hopefully with time and some maintenance on fields increase to about 4500 bales.