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Whew, it's been a little longer than normal since my last Farm Dreams post. We've been going through quite a transition over at Little Seed Farm. Not only are we still adjusting to living and managing a farm in the middle of nowhere in TN, we're also adjusting to having no direct source of income.
As of the end of September the company I had been working for is out of business. This came as a surprise to us. The plan was for me to work for at least 2-3 years, if not longer. It would give us time to settle in, figure out how to best manage our land and animals, and most of all help us pay the bills.
When I first found out that I'd soon be unemployed my immediate instinct was to find another job. After considering it for a few weeks it became increasingly clear that this was the moment where it would make sense to try farming full-time. Make a clean break.
I found it troubling to consider getting another job when my heart was at the farm. Interviewing, speaking to people about my career, etc, all felt hollow.
We have some ideas for different products that we can offer in the near-term to help generate some income, and longer term our goal is still to offer raw, farmstead cheeses and pasture-raised meats. It's a big leap of faith, but we're giving it a shot!
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