I just finished reading a book that makes me feel like I can start a farm with little experience and not completely fail. My inspiration?
Growing A Farmer, by Kurt Timmermeister, published 2011 W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Mr. Timmermeister writes in first person, but what I find so refreshing is he’s pretty clear that he had no idea what he was doing when he bought his farm. Although his story is different than mine (of course), his path on getting to farming is pretty similar. We also seem to share a lot of the same goals in terms of creating food that is healthy, fresh, local and minimally impactful of the environment. I found his writing refreshing, and often times inspiring. It almost makes me want to go out and buy a cow.