What It's Like to Ditch the 9-5 and Live the Country Dream

BY Garrett | Tue 08 Sep, 2015

Everyday there are more and more stories of brave people who ditch their 9-5 jobs for a more fulfilling life. Whether they sell all of their belongings to travel, pick up and move to LA to pursue their dream of stardom, or even downsize just so that they can have a part time job, people are starting to realize that life is too short to be spending most of your time at a job you hate. Another option, though less conventional yet equally fulfilling, is quitting your 9-5 job to live a country, farming lifestyle.

 

 

Different people have different reasons for picking up and moving to middle America to start a farm. Maybe they want to raise their family to be close and tight knit, maybe they grew up on a farm and want to return to their roots, maybe they came into a bunch of land or property that they’d like to make use of, or maybe they are just plain old tired of the hustle and bustle of the city life. Whatever the reason, people are doing it, and people are loving it.

Here are a few tips on how to get started if you’re itching to move and start a farm:

Location

When it comes to picking a location to move to, your options are endless. It’s always best, of course, to move to an area that you may be somewhat familiar with or have a few friends or family members close by for comfort.

Occupation

While you may eventually want the farm to be your primary place of work, that may not be a possibility, when first starting out. If this is your case, try to rent farming property right outside of a major city so that it is easier for you or your spouse to find temporary work.

Farming

When it comes to your actual farm, you’re going to want to start small. Don’t just go spending your money on 100 cows all at once. Make sure that you have the financial means, helping hands, and proper conditions to take care of all of your animals. Maybe start with a few chickens and a couple goats and see where that takes you! In no time you’ll have a full farm with lots of new animal friends!

 

 

Check out this couple's amazing story about how they made the transition and how much they are loving it!

If you’ve had the idea about quitting your job to live the farm life, but you’re not quite sure if you can commit to it, try a test run, go on a ranch vacation! Top 50 Ranches has the best ranch vacations for you and your family. These ranch vacations can be suited to fit your specific needs, whether you just want to ride horses with your family or if you want the full ranch experience!

 

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