I read a blog post the other day that brought this into perspective and while I was in no form of denial, I thought I'd break clean of that image all together. A farmer makes their living from their farm. I make no living off the things we do....actually as far as I can tell we barely save money doing it this way if not pay more for our food that we grow. Its really a toss up, sometimes we pay more for things- sometimes less. I do a few farmer-like activities but for all intents and purposes its a hobby. It might someday evolve into an income for our family, but I don't want to water down what real farmers do by calling myself a farmer.