My dad said as he looked over the work-in-progress vegetable patch. What did I say? "Well, yeah".
Gosh, I sure am clever sometimes.
The reason he said it was because yesterday I did something that I've been wanting to do forever, but it's taken me years to get to where I thought I was ready.
I registered our farm's name and became a small business.
I still don't feel like I'm completely ready. There is so much for me to learn. But I'm taking the steps I need to and asking lots of questions. I don't know as much as I'd like, but I will. What I do know is that farming is something I truly, down-in-my-soul believe in. Not factory farming. This kind of farming. Where I can work with a small patch of land and really make a difference. Where the animals will be raised humanely and treated wonderfully. Where I can not only feed my family, but others with the good, clean, fresh food I raise with my own two hands. We've been selling eggs for months. I'm ready to go further.
You want to know something? I'm not brave. I'm worried that, because I am new to this, I'll end up with 40 dozen eggs and 1 tomato to sell. But I guess that the 40 dozen eggs will be something, so it is what it is. I will start very small. I will stay small. But I will make a difference, I know it. I will feed people the food they should be eating--good, fresh food--and I know they will see the difference. This is something I believe in. I really hope that I can do it.
Welcome to my farm, everyone. We are open for business.