Monday, May 3, 2010

Small Diversified Farm- that's what we are!

We've been doing quite a bit of tours lately - 3 tours last week!  It's pretty cool because folks are finding us.  Sometimes its through and sometimes through this blog.

The hardest part for me to explain to people is that we are a small operation.  small....
Meaning we'll likely sell 3 steers a year, 25 lambs, 20 pigs, 400 chickens, 12 CSA shares and 600 dozen eggs.   Now if we are lucky- we'll break even this year and cover our expenses.  It will take another year or 2 before we build up and get above break-even.  This is why most farmers we know have a regular job outside the farm.  It is possible to make a little bit of money- it will just take a few years to get there and lots of hard work. 

From a distance up the hill, our farm looks just gorgeous.  
Here's to getting to break-even this year!  
Call us for a tour, we'd love to show you around and sell you some fantastic meat and eggs!


Christine Naspinski said...

Here's to achieving break-even!

I really enjoy your blog and rejoice in all your 'small' successes that take so much work and dedication. The numbers may seem small to some, but they look huge to me for one family to manage. From one small farmer to another: Thanks for all you do to promote local food and small farms!

- Christine at Rain Song Farm in Texas

SteveandAlina said...

Hooray!!! When you give tours, what do people ask the most? This is definitely a lovely photo. said...

Emily took that photo. She really has a nice eye for the camera.