#1. SEED. supposed to work is that you plant your seeds, you save some
seed back for the following year and you have an input for seed of $0 off
farm cost. Yes it cost you some space on your farm and your labor and fuel
but that is it.
#2. FERTILIZER. You need very little if any, that is after the life of
your soil has improved. One catch though. You have to have livestock for his
system to work. You need to compost the yearly supply. He spreads it on a
fourth of his farm each year. This is your fertilizer for the next four
years on that field. He has respectable yeilds.
So if you do the math 0+0+0=0. Yes, I know you have your time, repairs,
fuel and certification but not much more. He relays to me that even if he
didn't sell organic he would be much farther ahead than conventional.
There is two things I noticed when I went to the Organic Conference last
year,(my first). One: they were all very content and at peace with
themselves and Two: No one was ever going back no matter what the prices
would go to. They deffinately were not in it for the money even if they
started out that way.
So I have a challenge for you, start to change the way you look at
things. Yes it will be be rough the first two years but after that ???? Keep
your eye on the light at the end of the tunnel and be at peace.
As I have been told Christmas still comes at the same time every year. Might
be a few less gifts under the tree but that's not what its all about anyway.
Go with God,
To Unsubscribe: Email email@example.com with the command
"unsubscribe sanet-mg". If you receive the digest format, use the command
To Subscribe to Digest: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the command
All messages to sanet-mg are archived at: