My wife Niki and I live in the Chicago area and we both work in downtown Chicago. We have lived in the city our whole lives and want something more then dealing with long commutes, traffic jams, lots of crime, high taxes, polluted air, and what my wife Niki says “lots of annoying people”. We can’t wait until we retire and move to our farm in South Central Iowa to start our pasture based farm and grow most of our own healthy food using organic and sustainable methods. We look forward to seeing the stars at night and not having to lock our doors, not hearing police sirens, and not having to pay a toll to drive down a road. We are going to miss the great places to eat here and all our family and friends in Chicago, but are really looking forward to our new adventure in Iowa.
My wife and I don’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. As my wife and I prepare to leave the sea of humanity for the tranquility of the country, this is our journal of that journey.