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Re: Hobby Farmers

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Charlie M

02-09-2018 12:02:15




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I've always considered myself a hobby farmer because I'm not trying to make a living off of it. I've set my little operation up with only the old machinery and tractors and farm practices and the number 1 reason I do it is because I enjoy it. What I am doing would quality as a pretty nice farm operation in the 1950's. Worked up to 30 acres at one time. Over the years I have gotten back enough money to cover the costs and that's all I've ever looked for. I've tried to follow the farming practices of the old days with corn in 36" rows, cultivation, small bales of hay, etc. Never claimed any tax deductions as I have never been large enough to make it legal. It has turned out to be a great life to raise 2 sons who were very much a part of the operation until they were old enough to be out on their own and has also been a big contributor to my wife and I being married for 40 years. The best part of all of this after reading a thread a couple of days ago about what's not working with farming these days while I do care about getting a good crop for the cost I don't really have to worry about markets, weather, labor, cost of machinery, etc. My only worry is about keeping the old tractors running and having fun. To me that's a hobby.

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