As some of our close friends know, I have been in discussion with my detailer about my next orders. For the past few weeks, all indicators have been pointing to a move out of Groton. Luckily, this morning I got some good news – orders to Newport, RI. I don’t know the details of the job (and it doesn’t really matter), but it is something on staff at the War College (not a student). This is significant, because Newport is close enough that I can commute without having to move. Hopefully, I will be able to get a follow on job that allows us to continue to stay in the Groton area.
To say that we are relieved of some stress is an understatement. While setting up a farm to the extent we have carries risk, we have decided to live the life we want now, instead of dreaming about it for the future. Therefore, we will continue to farm. We will continue to fine tune our operation to balance what we want for our family while trying to develop some income for the farm.
Our goal remains, Rob retires from the Navy in 2019 to be a full-time barefoot trimmer and farmer. Hopefully, that will be in CT, which allows us to build the customer base. It’s good to have a goal.