|Written by jwvanno|
Buy a dream, buy a farm, buy a life of labor and love. Nothing says self sufficient like owning your own piece of property and working it with your own two hands. Trying to get green things to grow from a seed is an amazing experience, and one that can be shared by the whole family. In fact, you'll want to involve the entire family just to help offset the labor load.
Make no mistake about it, it is a lot of work. But the joy of eating your own fresh tomatoes, or the eggs that your chickens laid yesterday is a wonderful treat that the more urban families will never be able to experience.
Raising cattle is a loss, unless you are planning to raise thousands of head of cattle. To raise a single or few steers to slaughter later and eat the meat, will result in some steaks that are ridiculously overpriced, by the time you calculate all the money you spent on them to fatten them up.
Same with asparagus and a few other off the wall type vegetables. The reason some vegetables are more expensive, is they are simply harder to grow. Corn is EASY. As a result it is CHEAP. If you are going to buy a farm, do it for the love of nature and the modest living it will provide to your family. Otherwise you are going to be sorely disappointed.
There are many other better investments in the universe. A farm isn't one of them. Remember that and you'll be happy. Overlook that and you'll be sick of the smell in a few months.