You’re Going To Do What?

We get that one a lot. Granted, lately we’ve noticed people’s reactions trending towards the positive and supportive, but we’ve been on the receiving end of our fair share of raised eyebrows. Most people assume that because I’m an Air Force pilot (I know, I know… the old joke applies: “Q: How do you know someone is a pilot within the first 10 seconds you meet him? A: He’ll tell you.”) that I want to go fly for the airlines after retiring with 20 years of active duty service. Not a bad plan for most, but we’ve got different ideas. So the obvious question is, what brought us to this decision to leave the Air Force after only 12 years in order to start a farm?   I’ve always had a love for the country, having grown up in the rolling hills of New York State’s Southern Tier. I left … Continue reading

How Did I End Up Here?

I have to admit, this is wildly awkward for me right now. As someone who has sworn allegiance to the word “simple” and declared most matters of technology restrictive and unnecessary, I now find myself… writing a blog? How did I end up here? What brings me to venture into the world of hash-tags, ping-backs and something called a “gravatar”, which I’m pretty sure is some sort of gremlin that lives on my server? My answer: A deep love for cows, but more on that later. This blog is an attempt to detail my family’s complete shift in mentality, values and vision as we transition from a comfortable-ish life moving up through the United States military command structure towards something altogether different: that of making a living off the land by raising and selling grass-fed meats and other “natural” products direct to consumers. In the spirit of Nature’s Harmony Farm, Little … Continue reading