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Why should I learn to farm?

Why should you learn to farm?  First let’s define farming.  When most people think of a farm, they envision thousands of acres of corn or wheat.  Even a small farmer with 50 acres is big in the typical people’s minds.  But there are also micro farmers which basically means tiny farmer.

We believe that anyone who raises their own food is a farmer.  If you are growing a Basil on your kitchen counter or if you have a couple hens in your backyard, you are micro farming.  You are becoming self-sufficient.  Our definition of a farmer also includes a homesteader.  Homesteaders are people who live a lifestyle of self-sufficiency.  They grow food to feed themselves and usually try to create other products for themselves such as soap.

Use of the term homesteader in the US dates back to the Homestead Act  of 1862

Homesteaders are still farmers.  Generally, they do what is called subsistence farming.  Subsistence farming is growing just enough food for your family to live off of.  It doesn’t include selling products, although it’s not unusual for subsistence farmers to sell a little in an overabundant season.

Farming of all scales has numerous benefits (not the least of which is increasing your chances of surviving the zombie apocalypse or any other doomsday scenario).  Farming decreases your food bill.  Farming provides jobs and potential income.  Farming gives you a sense of pride.  Farming is the foundation of a healthy democracy as it creates strong-willed, self-sufficient individuals who maintain a sense of community (you can’t farm by yourself).  Farming creates a healthy interdependence on each other with many farm jobs that require you to call up another farmer for help or advice.  Farming creates peace of mind.  Farming creates stability.

Farming builds family and chases away those who won’t work

 

There are as many reasons for farming as there are farmers.  Why do you want to learn how to farm?

 

 

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Regina

We had so much fun hanging out at this farm. I highly recommend a visit here!!
Flip Flop Ranch
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2020-01-28T19:36:01-08:00
We had so much fun hanging out at this farm. I highly recommend a visit here!!

Aaron

Come here if you're okay with getting up close with animals! That's what makes the experience great.

Aaron

Flip Flop Ranch
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2020-01-28T19:37:56-08:00

Aaron

Come here if you're okay with getting up close with animals! That's what makes the experience great.

Suzie

This was an awesome experience to have! Would highly recommend!

Suzie

Flip Flop Ranch
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2020-01-28T19:39:27-08:00

Suzie

This was an awesome experience to have! Would highly recommend!

Cecelia

We had such a great time! It was a beautiful drive out to the farm and was so fun.

Cecelia

Flip Flop Ranch
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2019-10-27T04:12:15-08:00

Cecelia

We had such a great time! It was a beautiful drive out to the farm and was so fun.
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