When Farming Isn't Enough
Here is a little introduction to the main cover story article of the recent ag magazine we got.
Image taken from AgWeek's Aug. 12, 2019 issue
And it is the truth. I don't know what the main population believes about farming, but most don't typically earn enough with farming alone. Sure there are still those large-scale, greedy farmers that "make it big," but I'm quite sure that can be said about any busniess sect.
The majority usually don't make enough on the farm to sustain the family. Either the wife has to go out and work to provide an extra income/health insurance, or the farmer has to find more than one source of income. (Which I think is a good idea in anyone's sitation. Never put all your eggs in one basket.)
Thankfully for us, we are doing ok right now without outside income coming in. Sure it would be nice. Who wouldn't say extra income would be nice. But we are managing. The Big Man has had a couple seasonal jobs in the past, and I did have a full-time job for a couple years, but right now we try to decrease our spending needs vs making more money. With a growing family though, we are having to get more crafty!
If anyone is interested in reading the main article, I can do another post on that at a later time. Just let me know!