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Happy Episode 240, everyone! Normally, each week I interview a nonprofit director, community leader or person who is trying to make an impact. But it is time for a solo episode, so my special guest this week is my husband, John.
2:21 – One of my most popular episodes
- My last solo show, episode 230, was one of my most popular episodes. I told the story about us buying a farm. I got an influx of questions from people wanting to know more.
4:10 – Did we always want a farm?
- John always wanted land. He grew up on a large piece of property and was frustrated as a kid that his family couldn’t have chickens because of the neighborhood HOA.
- John has been pretty tight with money most of his life, but he believes it prepared him for our big move to the farm.
8:54 – The transition from land to farm
- We decided to turn our land into a farm because we wanted to be more self-sufficient and self-sustainable.
10:30 – Animals and things we’ll grow
- We’ll start with chickens. Maybe turkeys later this year and bees. Next year, goats and maybe a pig. I want a horse, but John is not interested in them because it sounds like a money pit. We’ve talked about donkeys.
13:42 – What we want to grow
- Corn, okra, tomatoes, cantaloupe, cucumbers, watermelons and fruit trees – nothing too exotic. We have a ton of walnut trees. If you have walnut recipes, send them our way.
16:55 – Will farming be our new job?
- No, it will not be our main job. Part of the goal is to reduce our expenses and create some independence and sustainability.
- We want to have some revenue associated with the farm. That is a goal we are working towards. We also want to bless people with the food we grow.
18:55 – Do we have a name for the farm?
- We don’t have any farm names yet. Send us suggestions – firstname.lastname@example.org
19:42 – John’s vision for the farm
- John enjoys doing physical work and wants our kids to enjoy being outdoors and living sustainably.
“I’ve been pretty tight with money most of my life.” – John
“My house is worth 75 times my car value, and it’s not cause it’s a million-dollar house. It’s because I have a 2007 Tundra that I bought 11 years ago.” – John
“We want God to just use this place to bless others however He sees fit.” – Molly
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