My plan (shortened to avoid excessive boringness) over many many years:
1- College; double major in animals science w/ equine emphasis and 'body studies' (can't decide between anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, etc).
2- Hubby with money.
3- Buy tons of land (dream is 80+ acres) and start a flower farm, maybe with some food items (watermelon, corn, etc) too. Sell a lot of timber ($$$) but keep some for myself for shavings/bedding.
4- With the money from the flower farm, I would build a barn for myself and begin my Friesian breeding program.
5- With the money from the flower farm, selling a few foals, and some occasional equine show photography, I would begin my equine sports therapy business: acupuncture, massage, a water treadmill, laser therapies, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, etc etc.
6- With the money from all the previous things, I would build for boarders; a separate barn, more extensive fencing, etc. It would probably be a dressage-only or a dressage and jumper barn. Who wouldn't want to board at a flower farm with dozens of Friesians around while being close to and getting discounts on performance-enhancing sports therapies?!
Other minor ways I would get money in that life plan: carriage and/or sleigh rides, stud services (assuming I get lucky enough to somehow own an approved Friesian stallion...), selling 'items of the month' in the boarder barn, hosting shows, creating compost from manure, etc. Growing trees, especially Christmas trees, is something I've considered, too; it takes a few years, but they're dang low-maintenance and go for a good price. Saving
money is getting
money. I would have a few chickens for eggs, a cow for milk (I drink at least
one glass a day... love the stuff) and meat, a garden of vegetables and fruits, including a small fruit tree orchard, and some goats for milk and soap. If I'm feeling adventurous, I might grow my own hay.
Oh, and throw a few kids in the mix, too. LOL!
I'm probably being (way) over-ambitious, but I'll make it all happen somehow. I do
have another 70 or 80 years to accomplish everything.