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Oh, geez, yea that was me and that delivery was SO hard

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

That was a small two-year-old doe who was really struggling with a huge baby. We first started filming that one as a video for my brother’s kids, so they could experience “life on the farm”. When it got to be such a struggle, we thought gosh, no kid should be watching this one. Happy ending though – I was able to get the kid out, alive and definitely kicking. Mom was tired and sore for a day or two (who wouldn’t be????) but both mom and kid are thriving now. That was one of the hardest deliveries I’ve ever helped with. Happily, the next two kiddings were about as easy as it gets; at least one of those should be up on the farm’s video list as well. That little pumpkin just sorta fell out, looked around, and said “where’s my lunch?” Gotta love those.

Just got an announcement yesterday through one of my regional farming email lists

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

that a workshop is being put together for the end of this month, on the topic of purchasing farms via lease-to-own arrangements. It won’t be a snow-job type meeting either, with all sorts of happy-talk about ideal conditions. One of the requests in the meeting announcement was for folks who have used, or tried to use this approach to purchase ag properties, to please contact the workshop organizer so that they get the chance to share their experiences (good bad or otherwise). Should be a really interesting workshop with access to regional estate planners, legal counsel, lending institutions, etc. Given our recent talk on the topic, I thought it was extremely well-timed. I know I can’t be the only person mulling how to take the next step up into a bigger/more complete property, and methods for doing so. I’ll keep you all posted on what happens with that. I plan to go to that event, armed with LOTS of really good questions. And my laptop in tow so I can take a lot of good notes.