My wife Niki and I used to live in Chicago and we both worked downtown. We had lived in the city our whole lives and wanted something more then dealing with long commutes, traffic jams, lots of crime, high taxes, and polluted air. We bought our farm in 2009 and finally moved to our farm in 2016. The first year we spent building our home ourselves and plan to have a pasture based farm and grow most of our own healthy food using organic and sustainable methods. We love the peace and quite of living in the country and seeing the stars at night and not having to lock our doors, and not having to pay a toll to drive down a road.
My wife and I didn’t have any farming experience and are learning as we go. This is the beginning of our journey to becoming farmers and we want to share this journey with others who are thinking of escaping the city and doing the same thing. We have left the sea of humanity for the tranquility of the country, this is our journal of that journey.