$18,000 , that's really not bad at all , I was figuring on spending about $25,000 for the basic set up , I was thinking I could recoup that and maybe some profit in about two to three years.
I have been reading our regulations here very carefully , and you are right , there are many corners that can be cut , I don't have to worry about the milking parlor end of it , as i will be buying my milk from a local dairy.
Also , things like change rooms and washroom facilities are not necessary if I have no employees , nor the need to pay workers compensation rates if it is just my wife and I working there.
My biggest challenge right now is taking and passing the "Dairy Workers Course" thru the BC Institute of Technology , which is a prerequisite for buying milk from a dairy here in BC , I find it hard to learn and retain a lot of new Knowledge at my age , I will just have to do my best tho.
On top of that there are "Foodsafe" courses , which are pretty much common knowledge , but still have to be taken and paid for.
But as they say "don't let the B@st@rds wear you down" , we shall see .
I would love to see some photos of your operation , have you posted any here before , if not , feel free to do so , I think there are more than a few who would find them interesting.