Family farming today usually means someone in the family has to get an off-farm job to keep the farm going. The Cromwell’s took a different approach and started their working lives off the farm. Having found some early success in business they packed up city life in 2000 and followed their dreams to become farmers.

This joke comes to mind about the benefits of being entrepreneurial farmers, “The best way to make a small fortune in farming is to start with a large one.”

Our fortunes were not large when we made the decision to move to our off the grid cabin in June of 2000 with our young daughter Aubrey. We were fortunate enough to have a few businesses established in boots and beer.

Australian Boot Company
Blundstone Canada
Steam Whistle Brewing

Greg balances his day bouncing between being an entrepreneur, farmer and geek. Alison works keeping the books balanced and keeping Greg and Andrew Bleakley, our on-farm Digital Work Horse, focused on growing businesses and brands.