As I was doing research about ‘how many’ female american farms are “OWNED” (not farmer wives) the number surprised me, in a good way. Farms are still dying, especially the small to medium sized farms and these types of farms have been crucial to their local and surrounding communities livelihood and economy.
Born and raised as a Vermonter; I grew up believing that a ‘true farmer’ was someone who fully and solely operated a farm as a business. When you have a ‘mini-farm’ it is called a ‘hobby’ or ‘gentlemans’ farm.
I am debunking this belief and standard.