Do any of you dream of living on a farm? I know how you feel!
We actually had a hobby farm for several years back in South Carolina.
By "hobby" I mean that we just did it for enjoyment, and well, to learn how to raise and care for animals. We also had our vegetable and herb gardens
and that was for several reasons. We enjoyed our gardens, knew it was a great learning opportunity for our children, and it provided healthy food for us to enjoy!
I thought once ...
we moved away from there to come out west, I would never want to have animals again. It was so much work and responsibility. After all, it's not like you can just jump in the car, like I want to do sometimes, and go on vacation.
So I was really surprised when those desires to have a farm life again came creeping back inside me. I suppose it's just in my roots, although I didn't grow up on a farm.
What have we been doing now? Researching.
Researching the best ways to grow gardens and herbs, fruit trees, raise lots of livestock, and help you, and many others, eat more local fruits and vegetables.
What are our plans?
We plan to have:
A possible Farm Store
Female Turkeys (Yes, I designated FEMALE for a reason. Since I was attacked from our male turkey. But that's another post.)
& the list continues...
While we wait to reach this point in our lives where we can implement this, we are making plans, researching the best methods, learning some tricks, and educating ourselves as much as possible until the big day arrives!
Are you making plans for a farm? Do you want to live a self-sufficient life as much as possible like we do? Write and let us know!
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