“I have been farming 40 acres with draft horses about ten years. We call it horsedrawn produce and cut hay and do everything with him. These horses need a routine. You can’t change their diet on them. I lost one to colic and another got into some feed and foundered. There is nothing you can do. You can call a vet, but that is to make you feel better. All of your energy and time needs to be spent on prevention. Draft horses will live into their 20s. This guy weighs about a ton.
When I was 15, this was my dream
When I was 15, this was my dream. I was working in Texas and riding with a guy who was a self-made millionaire. He said you have time to talk about something, or time to do it, but not time for both. One day I took his advice and went home and built a store and started farming. I grew up on a farm close to here. I didn’t want to go to work at some job, come home, and try to squeeze my hobby into two hours. Now I love what I do and get to squeeze in riding motorcycles. We have the Pecan Festival here the last week in September and will have 8-10,000 people here. That is a pistol-cocker. Homesteaders Gathering & Trade Days is April 21 & 22. We have some century-old farm cabins here and show how life used to be. This life turned out even better than the dream.”
(Fulmer’s Farmstead and General Store is outside of Richton, Mississippi. The first time you stop, you get a free loaf of homemade bread.)