I cannot say that I am "making money" yet. We sell chicken eggs to my wifes co-workers. That money pays the feed bill for chickens and the pigs. The profit will come when we sell the litters of registered Berkshire hogs we are waiting for our 2 gilts to have. That is when we will see if our local community will support our small farm. If I can market the hogs profitably, we have a start to a real business. If not, it will be back up and punt. We have invested a lot so far, with a very long list of "needs" yet to go. Livestock trailer $3900 lowboy trailer $1900 All new perimeter fencing $6000 Implements to make tractor useful $6000 This on top of the close to $6000 we have already put in. Total income so far: $256. There are areas we could have spent less, but not by a whole lot. We are doing all this to answer a simple question; is this market ready to accept the "natural and local" movement that is happening across America. If we are early, we lose our shirts. If they have been waiting for someone to come along, we should have a decent head start on others. Its just a risk we are willing to take. I might find myself baking cookies to sell for income shortly. Thank God my wife has an excellent job that makes all this -maybe- possible.