A few years ago my wife and I sold our home in the Hamptons and decided to purchase a small farm in our home state of Nebraska. After living in suburban areas for most of our lives, we were ready to reconnect with the pastoral pleasures of the Midwest. Since we’re getting older now, we didn’t want the full rigors of farm life, but we didn’t want to be sedentary all day either.
The homestead came with a small barn, so we decided to focus on raising cows and creating our own dairy products. As I said, we didn’t want much work, so we only bought enough cows to supply ourselves and some of the locals with milk and other dairy products. We started out with the basics, but our small enterprise has blossomed and we recently invested in some new cheese processing equipment.