Hobby Farming

Life on a hobby farm is wonderful, but it’s hard work too. Days start before sunrise and end when the sun is ready for bed – and so may be your body if not your mind! Duties are varied and involve clearing brush, maintaining the lawn and field, feeding and watering animals, performing maintenance grooming chores like trimming hooves. There’s always feed to be mixed, hay to be stacked, feed bags to be transferred. Other times there are small building projects like a new kitchen coop or a lean-to.Here is some tips on how to take care of your plants:

• Take a 250 square feet land, or the equivalent of a 12 x 12 ft room.

• Give sunlight to your plants for roughly 6 to 8 hours per day and some shade.

• Learn basic carpentry skills to build raised planting beds to prepare the ground with required nutrients.

• Prepare soil and seeds for the fruits and vegetables you want to grow.

• Give time and patience to water and weed your plants while watching them grow.

Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

While you are growing your own food, you get to spend time outdoors and relax doing something different. Here are more benefits for
you and your family.

Healthier, safer food – you definitely know what you are eating because you are the one who planted it. An organic food is healthier because you control what goes into the soil, i.e. no chemicals, no pesticides.

Great taste – Your own home grown food is tastier compared to store bought foods.

Reduce pollution – You save water from chemicals, and the air by burning fewer fossil fuels to transport your food from the farm to your supermarket, to your home.

Reduce food waste – It’s harder to waste food you’ve worked hard to nurture over many weeks, so you’re more likely to eat or preserve it before it goes to waste.