As of 2018, we are no longer pursuing sales of farm products. We continue to manage the landscape for our own food production, including produce, fruit, grains, animals, mushrooms, firewood, timber, and more, but do not intend to sell any of these. Over the last few years we’ve pivoted our focus to building our freelance business, which provides a more stable and sensible income that better supports our fundamental goal of self-reliance and self-employment. Maintaining a part-time farm business while doing non-farm freelance work simply creates too much complexity for our tastes in everything from time management to taxes.
We are considering taking down the current WordPress website (though not the more basic freelance site) as maintaining the former against ever-increasing hacking attacks is becoming a time sink and we’re less inclined than ever to have lots of information about ourselves online. In addition, it’s becoming ever more common for aggregator websites to steal content or imagery by reposting without attribution, and we’re reluctant to “donate” ten years of content without gaining readership or financial support in return. We don’t approve of the direction the internet and online information are taking, and are leaning toward withdrawing from that world as much as possible. The basic question remaining is how to archive all of our content for our own uses, and until we resolve that question the WordPress site will remain. But don’t be surprised if it vanishes one day.