Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Our One Year Farm Anniversary

It's been one year since we moved here to this magical corner of the countryside.  As I sit back and ponder on the past 365 days, it's hard to believe that we haven't lived here much longer.

A huge thank you to all of the readers who have spent the last year following along with us - I know you laughed just as much as I did.

It has certainly been a year for learning, the knowledge we have acquired has not always come cheaply. But I wouldn't trade one sweaty, exhausting, sun burnt minute of it.

The next year holds oodles of adventure, and I can almost smell the winds of change as they blow across the pasture.

We have finally decided what will work for this farm as a profitable venture.


It's been quite a process to make this decision. We had a farm consultation through the Ontario Growing Forward program, and took the time to job shadow a sheep producer to see if we could handle the gory aspects of lambing. We have visited feedlot systems and pasture grazing set ups. We have researched breeds and crunched numbers. We created a Business Plan.

We are now on the verge of plunging into this newest adventure, and while it's a wee bit scary it's also quite exciting.  It will mean no more free weekends, or summer vacations for a while - but it will be worth the risk if we can begin creating a farm income!

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