When I started blogging, I was, and still am passionate about health. Starting a family was a burning desire in my heart, which led me down the path of holistic health. Through our struggles, we started to think about what we wanted for our growing family. Working full-time with two small kids is hard and for what? To pay for things most of America is expected to have. I’m sorry, but American people are more stressed, more lonely, and more sick than ever before. But, I’m going to quickly jump off my soap box, because I’m hear to tell you about our newest adventure.
My husband is incredibly smart, and he knew he didn’t want a traditional desk job. After trying his hand at a couple things, he decided on farming. Between his strengths and our desire to be family focussed, we began dreaming. After all, he has always had a fascination for tractors and farming his whole life.
Becoming a farmer, or any new business, isn’t without sacrifice. This year, Ian, my husband, has taken an internship on a local organic farm. With this change, he’s also work weekends at the job he’s been at. After the kids go to sleep, we’re reading books on farming and business. Ian also watches a good bit of you tube videos on farming practices. Which brings us to our current stage. Planning, planning, and writing down our plans. My whole career has led me up to this, so I feel extremely fortunate. We are also in search of land to farm, preferably a long-term crop share lease. This is best for new farmers like us.
Ian and I have been all over the map in terms of how we’re going to pull this off, but the books we are reading are helping us to be money smart. Speaking of, I’m really inspired by a mom I see keeping their grocery budget to $50/week. She posts her meal plans each week here if you’d like to get ideas on cost efficient meals.
More to come!