Friday, July 29, 2016

TBF 137 :: Changes on the Farm, Farm Visits, and a Hard Lesson Learned

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Changes are often difficult to make, even if you love change and moving forward. I find it difficult not so much because I don't notice that there are things to change, but rather because I become stuck in the rut or, even more often, I am overwhelmed by the steps of the needed change. As 2015 came to a close though and our family and farm embarked on 2016 it was painfully clear that there were changes that needed to be made on the farm if it was going to continue. If I wasn't willing to make those changes then it was time to move on to the next thing ... as in it would be time to end the farm. I've spent enough time talking about that in the past couple of episodes though, so today it is all about the practical steps that I've taken in 2016. Even if those steps haven't been completely successful or enough.

Practical Applications for Moving Crooked Gap Farm Forward in 2016:
  1. Planned Farm Meetings
  2. Shifting the Focus of Our Farm
  3. Being Ruled Less by Fear and More by Truth
  4. Making Capital Improvements for Efficiencies Sake
  5. Raising the Level of Communication
  6. Selling More Whole/Half Hogs
  7. Not Quitting
If you are interested in having a grassfed Dexter Cattle Herd of your own shoot me an e-mail because we have cows, heifers, and cow/calf pairs available right now!

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