I quit working and started farming and going to school full time in 2009. The farm has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years, but we since we have recently come to the conclusion that we can't make any money farming (at least where we are now) I had been toying with the idea of going back to work. It's hard finding a job in this economy, especially with us living so far out and gas becoming so expensive. However, a friend of a friend gave me a card for a very large tree company and the job sort of "fell in my lap" so to speak. I had an interview scheduled, but my mom ended up in a bad way in the hospital and I went up to see her and so had to reschedule. Everything ended up all working out in the end and I got the job! It's a 'interesting' job to say the least, and I am missing being home with the animals, but at least it pays the bills, is getting me caught up, and giving me a little extra to put away and save again. Just another stepping stone in my life...
In 2009, Steve and I moved to a rural rental on the outskirts of San Diego to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and to get away from the chemicals in our food and in our life. Little did we know that just a few years later we would be real farmers; growing fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as many different kinds of chickens, ducks, turkey, bunnies, guineas, quail, goats and more! We left the suburbs for "Green Acres" and haven't looked back since!