Monthly Archives: June 2016

Rule #3…..Track every expense and every bit of income

I must start by saying that I am not a tax expert or financial guru.  This part is easy.  Track EVERYTHING!!!  I had no clue what the farm was doing until I started this.  I have spreadsheets for everything.  I … Continue reading

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Rule #2: Every expense had to be scrutinized by both of us.

So this one is straight forward.  Every household expense had to be reviewed and approved by both myself and my wife. I mean EVERY purchase.  I give most credit for this rule to my wife.  The 1st thing she did … Continue reading

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Rule #1

Every animal or plant had to benefit the farm and our budget. The first thing we decided was that if it didn’t serve a purpose it didn’t need to exist.  It all started with chickens.  My wife wanted to get … Continue reading

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Quit your job and become a farmer??

So I get a lot of questions about what I do for a living.   The answer is very complicated.  My wife and I used to be business owners and we SOLD OUT!!!  She went back to work after  few months … Continue reading

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Cut your chicken feed cost…

So Summer is upon us, and I thought I would write a quick Blog about how we feed our chickens for under $1 a day.  That’s right….we feed 20 layers and 15 soon to be layers (teenager hens) for less … Continue reading

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Today’s mowing used no gas….

So today I needed to mow the chicken run.  The actual grass wasn’t too bad, but the wild fennel was everywhere.  We have had so much rain lately that the weeds really started to take over.  When this happens I … Continue reading

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