This comic was done long before I had the *ahem* opportunity to return to farming. Yep, it still loses money, because there is no way that someone like me can raise eggs, meat or produce at a rate to compete against the mega-farmers. It would indeed be cheaper for me to buy at the grocery store.
I know it is a great boon to millions that food is so cheap these days.
I have returned to my farming roots and will carry on until I cannot afford to do so any longer. It is possible that I can make ends meet if i can successfully make our 15-acre farm into a small cheesery, but I am about $250k shy of the capital needed.
Did you know that $250k won't even buy you a top of the line tractor? I eventually hope to buy a really small one for $35k, just for cleaning barns, light fieldwork, putting in posts and hauling heavy things. Like meDwarven arse.
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