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GFL64: Why an Off Farm Job Might Be Good For Your Farm - Grass Fed Life

GFL64: Why an Off Farm Job Might Be Good For Your Farm - Grass Fed Life

One advantage of farming in a place where there's winter is winter. For many farmers winter means forced downtime, or at least, yeah it's cold and I'm tired. Given that many farmers take the winter off. Depending on your farm maybe that's totally off or maybe, that's just off with a dramatically reduced workload. It's downtime you can use for a variety of purposes... to rest, to relax, to get ahead on other projects, to do repairs or build out infrastructure, to take a trip, or to work.... for someone else. What, go to work for someone else off farm during your downtime? Yep. It is something which can give some optionality to your life and farm. You are trading some downtime for dollars; dollars which you can use to expand the farm, buy more animals, install more fence, go on a vacation or simply build up the savings account. All reasons why Darby spent his winter months commuting M-F to an office to do engineering work. In this episode, you'll hear why, and why it might actually be

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