My wife always said that when we bought a home with a lot of land, she wanted to do a lot of gardening and farming.
I didn’t know how serious she was until we actually did get a nice rural home with about 5 acres.
She invested in a tractor so she could plow the land the way she wanted and she planted all kinds of things like corn, peppers, tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, and more. At the edge of our property, she had a stand built and she stays there all the time to sell a lot of her produce. She wasn’t selling a lot of stuff in the beginning, but now she always makes a hefty profit because the food is so amazing. A lot of people in the area love to stop by to pick up some organic food. She even planted a bunch of apple trees and made a whole orchard on our land. She says she can’t wait until those apple trees are producing fruit. One thing that concerned me though is the fact that she is always out working hard in the sun. I decided to install a ductless mini split system in her enclosed stand with a bit of insulation and a good roof. I also put a couple of solar panels on the roof to power up the heating and cooling equipment. Now she can stay out there for the length of the day and feel perfectly comfortable all the time! I am still always telling her while she’s working on her farming and gardening, that she needs to get into the house from time to time to cool down with the air conditioning. I don’t want her out there collapsing from a heat stroke or anything like that.