Thursday, January 5, 2012

Investments

Investments, it's one of that hardest things in life. Spending money (money you usually don't even have) in hopes of getting a profit in the future.
On a farm you make a lot of investments. You spend money on raising chicks in hopes of getting eggs. You spend money on the the fencing to get you own cattle in hopes of raising your own beef. You spend money on seed in hopes of being able to grow your own food. You spend money of solar power in hopes of being able to save money...you get the point.

Samantha and I are at that stage where we're trying to decide if we should make that investment.
We're looking into buying two things.
The first is a incubator, if we want to raise and sell call ducks we need an incubator for the eggs.
The second in the more expensive investment; we're looking into buying a baby-doll sheep ram. We specifically purchased Abilene and Esmeralda with plans of starting a breeding business (well, we got them as a pet with the perks of breeding them); you need a ram for that and without a ram, our ewes are just pets.

The cheapest incubator we're looking at is a still air model that sells for around $50, rams start around $200, as you can see that's a lot of money.
Our dad had to go and be all nice and helpful saying he'd loan us $100 for the ram; making it even more tempting to purchase one!

Only the future will reveal the answer....
Gabrielle W.
"The Lord directs the steps of a christian. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." Psalms 37:23-24

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