When I'm asked why I farm, I start by talking about the lifestyle. It is how My Farmer and I want to raise our children and it's the way we've always wanted to live. Farming is in our blood and we are proud to carry on the tradition. I love being surrounded by fields and the privacy that farming gives us. At the same time though, I have got to think of farming as a business. After-all, this is the sole way our family makes a living. And just like everyone else out there, I want to do the best I can at my business so I can provide for my family. I want our farm to be successful, so we can live the life we want.
So why can't farming be both about business and lifestyle? It is a balancing-act I feel to have the lifestyle I want for myself and my family, while still taking on risk and enough work and effort to make our business viable. Harvest is a busy time for my family. I feel like we spend a lot of time concentrating on the business but I am thankful that my whole family, three generations to be exact, get to be apart of that business which helps all remember about the lifestyle benefits of doing what we love, farming.
What do you first think of when you think of farming? Lifestyle or business? Remember to Comment for a Cause!