Sunday, July 20, 2008

I Know What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

I turned 35 years old today and I finally have figured out what I want to be when I grow up. I want to be a farmer.

I have a start with the chickens. Rob has given his ok for honey bees next spring, then we will also start work on a barn. We'll probably start with goats, then sheep and cows. I'd like to do it all at once, but that would take a lot of money we don't have. Doing it in steps will get us there in a more doable fashion. It will also let me get use to one thing before I add another.

My ultimate goal is to build my hobby farm into a home business by the time Braden starts Kindergarten in about four years. I figure I can sell extra eggs, and we can sell the worms. When we have dairy goats, I can use the extra milk for soaps as well as using beeswax for things like candles, lotions and creams.

I don't have dilusions of making a ton of money, but I would at least like to make a little more than what it costs to keep the animals.

It sure is nice to finally know what I want to do with my life.




3 comments:

Farmgirl_dk: said...

It feels wonderful to see a clear path of the direction you want to go in, doesn't it? Just being open to all the possibilities out there will shape your dream, too, you'll find. Good luck! I'm thinking good thoughts for you over here :-)

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh, sorry...I forgot to add one important thing:

Happy Birthday to you (yesterday)!
I hope you had a wonderful day. :-)

warren said...

You won't earn much money with bees as you said, but is surely is fun and you can't beat the end results! Go for it...it doesn't have to cost much despite what people say!

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