Why so many posts about the budget recently? Because yesterday was the day. We bought another 40 acres to complete the property purchase. I literally bought the farm. I have to tell you, it’s weighing on me. It isn’t enough to simply pay the note on the loan, we have to build several businesses AND keep a job in town AND raise children AND remain somewhat socially involved all at the same time. The first goal is to get to 30 cows. 30 cows and we’ll raise their calves, always keeping the best heifers. 60 acres. That way we can de-stock the farm if the weather turns sour without impacting our core breeding herd. Then, someday, we’ll rent more ground and increase the core breeding herd. First things first.
30 cows. I have 10 now. I need 20 more. This year we should have 4 heifer calves. 16 more $900 heifers. $14,400. Where is that going to come from?
And we need more eggs. Many, many more eggs. Customers are demanding more eggs. More chickens. More fencing. More money.
And we need to raise more pigs. Maybe start farrowing. That will require additional infrastructure.
And the current farm infrastructure needs a LOT of repair.
I’m going to stop talking now. How about a tour of the new land instead? Let’s just see what’s out there with a little commentary.