This one is definitely worth a read, especially if you’ve ever thought about quitting your job to follow an agriculture / back to basics lifestyle.
Jessica Kourkounis for The New York Times
Ms. Reade officially became an organic farmer in 1992, when Neptune Farm was certified by the Northeast Organic Farmers Association. Even so, she estimated that it took another five years for her to make a complete transition, when she no longer had to rely on doing financial work on the side.
“There was a steep learning curve,” she said. “I had to pour all my savings into this place to make it work, and there was little or no return on the investment.”