Perhaps no industry has gone through the enormous range of changes that farming has over the years. Initially, everyone farmed in a small way: it was growing at least some food for the family or starve – meat was often a treat, saved for special occasions or the rich. Co-operative farming ventures and wealthy landlords saw farms grow and become profitable, able to focus on food crops that brought in the biggest return on investment. From there farming diversified massively. Subsistence..
After a long, sweaty, stressful commute at the end of another hectic yet predictable day at the desk, it's very easy to think there might be another way. And there just might be. A growing number of Australians are toying with the idea of buying a small farm that can be affordable and profitable whilst offering a completely different way of life. So if your dream is of the starriest of starry nights and the freshest of fresh air, a small farm could be just for you. But to ensure it will make mon..