Why Small-Scale Farming Matters: A Journey from Homesteading to Full-Fledged Farming The Challenges of Farming in Unpredictable Weather Farming can be a rewarding and fulfilling endeavor, but it is not without its challenges. One major obstacle that many farmers face is dealing with unpredictable weather conditions. Lindsay Graham shares her experience of having to…
So if I can do it, anybody can do it. Again, just pick that one or two things, things that are important to you things that you think you’re gonna like. Because again, like I didn’t, I didn’t visit any place that honestly the closest I’ve been to a goat. I mean, goats were a petting zoo.
Man, I just need to move out on this land. And so I talked to my grandma and she let me build a little house out here. And you know, it just kind of fit I started gardening. You know, as soon as I got out here, man. Another thing is like my grandpa I was a gardener. I was always outside doing stuff, I love the outdoors
when you have a good amount of disposable income and you choose not to prioritize something, then call that what it is, which is health is not my priority right now. My priority is these vacations for my family or this extra vehicle or whatever. I’m not demonizing any of that, but it’s just health is not the priority
Over the course of about 20 years of careful grazing management, we built up almost a foot of black topsoil, and turned it into this kind of green oasis. So that taught me a lot about sustainable ag about regenerative ag about grazing management that I’ve carried into what we’re doing now
I almost gave up but my mom was actually the one who said don’t give up. It doesn’t make sense. You guys looked at everything and there’s there’s should be you looked at everything. You guys are supposed to be allowed to have this and she saw the difference just having them for three weeks made in my son. And she’s like, we can’t not have them on your property. It’s amazing what’s happening in front of our eyes. And she wasn’t wrong. So I was like, Alright, you’re right. I can’t not fight
Powered by RedCircle Recorded on January 30th, 2022 [The following transcript was auto-generated using Otter.ai. If there’s a discrepancy between the audio and text, please reach out to me and I will correct it. Thank you.] Matt Derosier 0:09 Welcome to the FarmHopLife Podcast. I’m Matt. today. My guest is Geoffrey Long of Long Story…
I ended up off grid in this tiny house. Because when I moved in here, I had the opportunity to park in a pretty spectacular location that was a little clearing tucked in the trees where I live for the first seven and a half years that I lived in this house.
“…Feed has been a challenge for me until I can find that what I shouldn’t say find the words not find the word is until my setup is such that my feed is consistent for the entire season or, you know, whatever. I’ve had to switch feeds a lot because of supply because of price. locality, what have you. And so I don’t feel like it’s a fair picture to test eggs right now…”
“…I was looking for a career shift. And so I decided I was going to start to try to make money at this. And so we bought 100 meat, chickens and meat chicks, and a raise that first batch. I used a pastured model we we went to about John Suscovich, which is stress free chicken tractor book…”