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03 January 2014

Friday Question If you became a farmer, what would you farm/raise?
Cheese. I would grow cheese.
posted by msali 03 January | 17:33
Chickens, pigs, and bees. Mmmmm eggs, bacon & honey.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 03 January | 17:37
posted by JanetLand 03 January | 18:29
My uncle had an 'egg ranch' (2 large barns full of closely penned hens - factory farming in the 1960s and the worst smelling environment I ever voluntarily entered), so in spite of my own carnivorosity, I'd do something definitely vegetable. I'm in a serious agricultural area, and just across Highway 101 from a field of broccoli. Yep, I could manage broccoli just fine, and not only wear this tshirt design proudly,
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but get the creator to put it back into production to promote MY Macho Broccoli...
posted by oneswellfoop 03 January | 18:56
alpacas and pygmy goats. they're so freakin' cute.
posted by bluesapphires 03 January | 19:10
I love that broccoli t-shirt!

I would raise alpacas (although the wool can be kind of itchy). Silkworms might be interesting if it wasn't kind of gross.
posted by wens 03 January | 19:50
Grapes to make the wine.
posted by arse_hat 03 January | 20:05
Would this hypothetical farm be in Colorado?
posted by octothorpe 03 January | 21:00
Goats. I read this amazing book, Goat Song, and was sold. I'd also grow Christmas trees.
posted by Miko 03 January | 21:20
Patrick Stewarts.
posted by unsurprising 03 January | 21:32
Goats. And if we're assuming that I have actual farming/gardening ability, then also grapes and roses.
posted by occhiblu 03 January | 22:36
Christmas trees. Planting trees is fun.
posted by Ardiril 04 January | 01:39
Oh, here in Colorado; the hypothetical question answer has to be marijuana.
Reality of the 'if' would have to be grapes; wine and stuff to do the outdoorsy thing with.
posted by buzzman 04 January | 04:10
I think I'd be to faint of heart to raise livestock.
So I think I'd tend to an estate of bosbouw; growing trees.
Incredibly boring but in theory I like the atmosphere.
posted by jouke 04 January | 08:53
I would sow compassion and reap peace.
posted by Hugh Janus 04 January | 12:33
I would want to raise Kashmir goats and then milk them and make cashmere goat cheese that I would sell with cashmere scarves and hats and stuff.
Also I would have an acre devoted to all different kinds of chili peppers and I would make hot sauce.
For personal use I would have a pear orchard and blackberry and raspberry bushes.
posted by rmless2 04 January | 16:03
Apple orchards.
posted by gaspode 04 January | 18:26
High quality organic meat -- sheep, pigs, chickens, maybe ostrich.

And weed, for sure, if it was legal.
posted by Pips 04 January | 19:21
posted by Eideteker 06 January | 07:39
For me, vegetables, herbs, and fruit . . . . and lots of space for a couple of border collies to roam.
posted by bearwife 07 January | 12:59
Oh wow, I love this farm. These are all next to each other right?

I'd want small ponies. I thought for a while I'd want a horse farm, but I don't want to care for anything taller than me. So goats, turkeys (smart ones) maybe chickens. I've got no use for geese or ducks, and rabbits are a PITA.
posted by lysdexic 07 January | 15:34
I don't know if I want Eideteker's farm next to everyone else's . . . but maybe good (asbestos) fences will make good neighbors.
posted by bearwife 08 January | 12:57
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