Farming is not easy, not pretty, not wildly profitable. And I had no prior experience; then, why did I even get into it? I believe I felt a connection. Plus the challenge excited me - To be a successful farmer nowadays, one has to be equal parts entrepreneur and agronomist. As I dug into it, I also found farming to be fulfilling. That's how I branched into agriculture, as the Sanskrit aphorism "Vriksho Rakshati Rakshitaha" (Trees, when protected, protect you) took on a new meaning for me.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Oats harvesting at Whitmore
Oats were cut today. They will need about 10 days of drying before they can be baled and sold. Then we can begin getting this field ready to plant almonds this fall! But, do we make enough money to cover oats cultural costs. Remains to be seen!