I'm writing a post for my blog about this new movement of young farmers and I wanted to get like minded people's reasons for their desire to be farmers.
Where does your desire come from?
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
What would your raise/grow?
Did you grow up around farms?
What do you do now and how do you plan to make the change?
Thanks for any and all help!
While only a young farmer at heart, my desire comes from a love of the out doors...as well as the memories of my Grandparents farm.
I can see my self on 10 to 20 acres of land...would love more but but the economics of it say no. I plan on having a small ( http://tinyhouseblog.com/ ) log home from hopefully standing timber on the property...that is off grid, with a composting toilet ( http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-Homesteading/1984-01-01/Compo... ) as well as and out door bath house.
I plan to have chickens of course along with milk goats, at least maybe 1 draft horse....1 bee hive, some fruit and nut trees....ducks as well as geese if I am lucky enough to get ground with a year round creek...otherwise I will build a pond. All the veggies and herbs...I plan to raise garlic and some mushrooms as a bit of a cash crop.
While I did not grow up on a farm, I spent time on my grandparents and my best friends farm was a place of magic and daily adventure.
Currently I am a truck driver ( Scholastic Book Fairs ) which is the most pleasurable job I have ever had...good pay, off in the summer time, and on holidays...no school no fairs. I plan to continue this job while working towards self sufficient living.