Back to the farm
Andy’s parents had sold their herd when he left for college but kept the land and equipment. “They knew I still had an interest in farming,” Andy says. For nine years, the 120-year-old barn sat quiet while Andy worked at other farms. “But I always hoped I’d be able to come back and have my own farm, be my own boss,” he says. About a year after Sarah and Andy married, they reintroduced a small herd to the old barn. “We saved every penny we could to buy the animals and then we spent a month breathing life back into the barn,” Andy says.
Happy hard work
Farming life has taken some adjusting, Sarah admits: “It’s seven days a week, 365 days a year.” Her husband agrees, “Life hasn’t been the same since, but I love what I do. I like being with my family. I like being with the animals. I like being out in the country.” And, he adds, “I’ve really liked getting to spend more time with Sarah.”