Ever since K and I were married moving to PA was a topic of conversation.
K grew up on the 100 acre family farm we now are managing. She loved the land, the location, and was excited about the idea of being close to her family again.
I was the hold out.
My entire life was spent in CT. My friends, family, all my roots were there.
The older a tree gets the HARDER it is to uproot it.
Every year K’s dad would pitch us the idea to move back home, and farm off the family farm. And every year I had an easy out.
My business, my clients, the means of feeding my family, all of that was located in CT.
Honestly it was too scary to shake that up. The idea of building a new business in a new place, searching for new clients, with a ever growing family to feed, that was too scary for me.
But over the last few years something was slowly changing…
As Homesteady grew, K and I started pushing towards making it our full time work and means of income.
My business went from a local client based operation, to an internet business that allowed us to earn a living anywhere.
Last winter K and I decided it was time to try to jump into doing Homesteady full time.
This meant we were now making all our money off our online show, and no longer did it matter where we lived, as long as we could homestead and produce our show. We started discussing the idea of moving to a new place with a lower cost of living than Connecticut, and where we could own a larger farm.
About that time K’s Dad made his annual pitch to take over the family farm.
Suddenly it all made sense. Taking over the family farm in PA would be the perfect move.
Still, it was scary, and I needed a nudge.
So I called the guy I always call when making big decisions… Accountant Mike.
After a long discussion of goals, what we wanted in life, and looking at the hard logic of it all, it became clearer.
PA was the right move for us.
10 Years of saying no, it was time to say yes to taking over the family farm.