farming

United States
February 28, 2009 9:45pm CST
Anyone else find farming as a key way to enjoy life? get back to the earth? Anyone able to make a living doing it small scale?
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@nansheeca (215)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
farming is one of the things that my husband and i are getting into nowadays. believe it or not, as young as we are and even if we have our own jobs, we still find farming a very enjoyable hobby and we hope it is where we can find extra income after all our harvests. and that would be 3-5 years from now.
• United States
3 Mar 09
May I ask what it is that you are growing with such a deferred harvest? Have you planted an orchard or something the like? I really think there can be money in niche marketing food crops... if you can cut out the middleman and sell direct to the public, you can actually expect to have a profit of somekind someday. Unfortunately, that is not my husband's approach to things and since his farm activity (sheep) are pretty consistent about breaking out of their fences and eating my farm activity (perennials and fruit trees) I do not have a prayer of seeing fruit or profit... oh well. I can always dream.
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
I like the idea of farming , but I don't even know where to find a place to farm. Not in a place like this, I live in a building and there isn't much soil here. And our apartment is not very spacious. But yeah, maybe someday, when I go back to the old family house far away from here, I'll do some farming. not for a living though, I'm not even a pro at it. - just for fun i guess. Just for kicks. Doncha just love the idea of eating your very own grown fruits / vegetables? I think it's LOVELY hehe!
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
1 Mar 09
I love farming! I've been doing it since 1953, when my Father gave me a purebred Aberdeen Angus heifer and bull. They were unrelated and I was able to start a whole herd with just those 2 animals. After that I began to grow Strawberries and Raspberries, and at one time had 12 acres of small fruit. I had a farm truck with a sign on the door which said,"Dartmoor Farm, Bigger Beef and Better Berries." Next thing I did was buy 40 colonies of Honeybees (without knowing anything about them) I learned as I went. Today I still have 400 colonies, which I look after by myself. Yes I love farming, and have no plans to retire.