My name is Paul, aka the Vice President of Farming.
By day I’m an executive at a real estate investment fund. By night – oftentimes very late night – and weekend I masquerade as a homesteader/farmer.
A few years ago we decided to change our routine dramatically. At the time several of our kids were experiencing bouts with various food allergies. The idea was to get back to the land and start producing our own food. The real, quality stuff without all the added chemicals, genetic modifications, residues, and fillers you get in such terrific quantity from the industrialized food chain.
So we moved from the city to a 23-acre farm in rural Michigan, west of Ann Arbor with the goal of eventually producing over 80% of the food we consume.
This is my account of what it’s like to work simultaneously in two totally distinct and separate spheres: the corporate and the country. No gimmicks. No sugarcoating. Just good, honest storytelling. I hope you enjoy.