I know what you're saying. I'm trying to get a foothold in the swine production business. I've nearly exhausted my savings but I should be able to make it through until I get some off to market.
If it weren't for craigslist, auctions, the local radio "Country Sale" program and some help from family, I wouldn't stand a chance.
I'm now a firm believer that to be a farmer, one must be an optimist. For a pessimist would never put a seed in the ground or even fill the feeder.