Like clockwork. Every season. Our email and support group light up with the same topic: burnout. Maybe you’re feeling it too.
It usually starts to come on about a month into your farmers market. You may be even more susceptible if you’re going to more than one, or selling through multiple sales channels. Some of the things you may be getting crushed by may not even contribute anything to your income or making your farm manageable.
Many describe it as a “focus problem.” We tell them this is what you need to be focused on now:
Maybe you already are, but are feeling overwhelmed because you don’t know how to handle them all. Welcome to a small farm business.
What everything comes down to is avoiding big peaks in production because that leads to overwork or paying for extra labor. That means stress on you and your expenses.
There is a way to deal with this, and you’re on the site that teaches it:
— Days to harvest
— Relay cropping
— Land base allocation
— Crop value
— Workflow structure
Burnout is one of the few things you can predict about farming. It’s one that SPIN can help you avoid.
CONNECT WITH SPIN FARMERS WHO CAN GIVE YOU LOTS OF OTHER TIPS ON GOING THE DISTANCE IN THE SPIN ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP. FREE TRIAL MEMBERSHIP COMES WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY SPIN GUIDE HERE.