The rat race and farming

rat race and farmingDo you ever feel like you’re in a rat race?

I had that feeling yesterday as I was waiting for the bus. I often get that feeling.

I look around me and see people staring off into the distance yearning for their bus to arrive, so they can get home.

This made me think, “I wish were in the country.”

As much as I like the city, there have been many times when I would have loved to have been able to just go outside my door and enjoy nature.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get to the country yet.

What’s holding me back

The biggest thing that has held me back is a job. While there are many jobs in the city, there are fewer in the country.

This has led me to think about starting my own business, but what?

I currently teach English to French people, which is a nice job, but I have come to realize that it’s not something that I want to do for the rest of my life.

I’d rather make a difference.

Enter farming

It is because I have this feeling that I’d rather be out in the field. In my case I’d be helping out because I’m a novice farmer at best.

Farming matters way more in the greater scheme of things. It can change the world and all that jazz.

Odd situation

I have this odd situation where I’ve given my notice to my landlord that I’m moving, but I am not sure where yet. It is going to be to the country or still in the city?

Ideally it would be to the country, so I can get into farming, but it is really hard to pull the trigger on it because of the job situation.


Final thoughts

That is what has been going through my head lately.

What do you guys think? I know this was a bit all over the place sorry about that.

My Farm Education Round up

My Farm Education Round upThis week I came across a few great posts by farmers, and I thought I would share them with you.

They are on a variety of topics,so you won’t be disappointed.

Let’s jump into it.

The round-up

Conspiracy Theory

  • The 7msn Ranch never ceases to amaze me with their creativity with what their animals are “doing.” There have been a few times where I got a good laugh at something they have posted. This time is no different. In this post they tell the story of the very odd hole.

Judi Graff AKA FARMnWIFE Makes me a Better Blogger.

  • Brian over at The Farmer’s Life blog talks about his experience with the amazing Judi Graff at He thanked her for all her help with the website. As you may have noticed, Brian has made some changes to his website which Judi helped plan out. If you need some help, she may be the right person to ask.

Hold off on N, but Get Clover on Now — Early Spring Wheat Update with Peter Johnson

  • Real talks about wheat in this early spring update where WheatPete gives his advice on red clover.

AgChat Foundation is turning three!!

  • Ag Chat takes a moment to reflect on what has happened over the last three years. They touch on Jay Baer from convince and convert who is set to speak at the training conference in August. Let’s see what they can do in the next three years.

Final thoughts

I found these posts to be very interesting and I hope that you do too.

Did you find any great posts this week? Leave me a comment below.