Hey Kids! Don’t Sell the Farm!

by | Mar 6, 2012 | EP-FamilyFarmsPage, Family Farm

A few years back, Michelle and I took Bailey to her Kindergarten preview night. They say kids grow up fast, and it’s true. All too quickly they head out into the big world with lots of advice from mom and dad. I hope she’ll remember our advice and follow it.

Here’s a true story about a family where the kids didn’t follow their dad’s advice:

Dad always said not to sell the farm. “Keep the land and you’ll always have income.” Dad died and left the farm to his daughters. Relatives and friends reminded them, “Don’t sell the farm.” Well, guess what they did?

They sold the farm. The money was too tempting. They had some financial pressures and their spouses wanted to be able to spend some of the money. Ten years later they said, “You know, I wish we had kept the farm like Dad told us. We don’t have anything to show for it now. The farm’s gone and so is the money we got from the sale.”

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