Farming is one of those careers that are more than a career. It’s a lifestyle. A lifestyle in every sense of the world.
Because for a big part of the year your life will be the farm.
Extreme work hours and murderous weeks are pretty much universally synonymous with farming.
During parts of the season it’s not uncommon to work 12, 15, or 18 hour days, putting in those types of days back to back.
The work becomes everything during those periods and it is a long, long cycle of do this then this then this then this, then when you are tired and cranky, do more, and more.
It’s those periods of the farm season that put you to the max and test your commitment to this lifestyle.
Fortunately those periods are just that, periods or snapshots in time. They are temporary.
They are hell weeks, not hell moths or hell years. And if you can push through those hard times you are rewarded later on in the year by the exact opposite. Call them heaven weeks where the workload is extremely minimal and many tasks and projects are now optional, not required. It’s the off-season.
For Darby, that off-season begins with the arrival of Thanksgiving.
And that’s where we pick up today’s show…
Interested in transitioning into full or part-time farming?
Do you want to transition into livestock farming on a part-time or full-time basis?
Or are you currently farming, but it’s stressful and challenging to manage the farm and life?
Or are you currently farming, but you are struggling to make the enterprise profitable or generate enough on farm income to farm full time?
The Farm Business Essentials Intensive was created to help addresses those concerns and challenges.
In this three day workshop we will take an in-depth look at where you are currently at, where you want to go, what do you need to put in place to get there, and what are some of the next action steps to turn the ideas into reality.
The workshop will take place on March 2-4, 2017 outside Indianapolis, Indiana.
Connect with Darby Simpson
Whether you are simply someone looking to raise some or all of your own meat on a homestead, or are looking to follow your dreams of full time farming Darby can help you be a success and reach your goals. Your one on one consultation is tailored to fit you – not anyone else. It’s all about your farm enterprise or homestead, and will answer your questions on a myriad of farming related subjects. LEARN MORE.