September 6, 2016

How To Become A Farmer

A couple of years ago, I had the slightest idea that I might want to be a farmer. If you know me, this shouldn't come as a surprise. I read books, listened to podcasts, attempted to start a container garden [on my small apartment balcony], pinned Pinterest photos, went to seminars, built a worm composting bin [again, in my small apartment], followed farmers on Instagram, even volunteered to milk goats at a local backyard farm. I had learned so much about growing food, without much hands-on experience doing so and without having truly lived the lifestyle.

I had been talking the talk, but not walking the walk. I wondered how it's possible for me to have this intense desire to be a farmer without knowing first-hand what it takes to be a farmer. So, I decided I had to find out.