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Wannabe Farmer

I've been thinking a lot about food, where it comes from, and starting a farm. Mind you, I'm not saying start a farm today, but in a few years, I think. There is so much I need to learn, not to mention just determining if it is something I truly could undertake. So far, the basis is simple: raising livestock to feed my family and selling off any excess. I do not want to overcomplicate things. I am not interested in growing vegetables, but maybe fruit and grasses for the livestock. Regarding animals, I'm mainly interested in sheep, goats, cattle, and some chickens for eggs.

I'll be doing a lot of reading and research over the next year, learning as much as possible. There will be no concrete plans until we have settled someday. As of today, we don't know where that place will be. We could be in a permanent location for as soon as eight months all the way to three years. I'm hoping for somewhere in the midwest, but this has to be a family consensus, so we will see.

Either way, I felt I needed to get this idea into the air to obligate myself to the research. I will speak of this more in the future, I'm sure; actually, I may dedicate this blog to the subject. Actually, I think I may. It, as always, will be cross-posted to my main blog, but people can come here to skip all the other stuff I babble about. So till next time.

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