Having the land in Maine to grow your own food, raise your own beef, some hens to create eggs that are farm fresh is a good thing.You may whine and wince about the price of gas spiking and taking more of your weekly paycheck but think about food.
You have probably never gone to bed hungry, worried about where your next meal is coming from right?
But if food was not available considering 8 out of 10 folks live in urban, suburban areas.
Don't have the land to grow it themselves then one major uproar chaos would happen, unfold.
The country would scramble, scurry to feed their starving families on this side of the ocean, not some third world country with air relief shipments being dropped round the clock. Arrest for stealing food? Look how crazy a drug addict gets, what he does to feed the need. Food is the ultimate weapon because without it, nothing else matters until you die of starvation, lack of proper nutrition. We have always took it for granted.
The farmer has always lived under the "cheap food policy" Uncle Sam has helped create. Eventually priced up and up, nose bleed higher once the vegetables, fruit, produce, and meat run through series of middle men and distributors.
To finally end up at the Piggly Wiggly food store where you find you are getting less stuff for more money on the items slid under the ruby red scanner.Food prices slowly rising.
Never mind where did the food come from? What was it sprayed with, preserved or waxed with? To make it pretty so it practically hops on its own in to your shopping cart. With Muzak clarinets and strings making you hungry to buy. To consider adding an extra cart to push a pair of them out the automatic doors. Then scratch your head to figure where the heck did you park the Jeep. All that changes when food is scare, then doubles, triples in price. What do you do?
Hobby farming in Maine is on the increase. Grow your own, local raised food close to home is catching on. And when you start getting good at tilling the dirt, planting the seeds, cultivating and hoeing. Or mending those fences the moose charged through last night.
Thinking Bessie the black and white holstein looked like someone fun to rub up against, get to know on a personal level.
Eventually more food than you can use, setting up a road side stand or hitting a farmer's market.
Increase in farmers markets in Maine happening now too.
If you are looking for a hobby farm, or just land that eventually you might have for an insurance card to play if the cupboard gets bare in the corner store you push the wire cart around a couple times a week, give me a call. Text, come visit.
Better yet, study the Maine land and farm properties site any chance you get. Email me and we'll get you on the list for the newest offerings too. Maine, one big state, less people, more low cost land to own, have your name added to the deed of ownership. And to leave to your kids, the next generation that may be needing to grow it alone. And liking the livestyle that comes with it in Maine.