my wife and i have reached a point with our farm (heirloom produce, herbs, heirloom flowers) where it is almost full time. i am going to take the plunge and leave my full time job and go for it. as a way of to find some extra income source we're going to add a landscaping, lawn and garden element to our operation. i have 2 sons to keep employed so we thought this would be a great tie in to our nursery. no one piece of our farm will employ us all but i think we can be profitable if we keep moving. we have a farm stand on site, we'll be at the houston farmers' market 2 days per week, we are trying to get a contract to grow for a high end salsa maker and a few restaurants, and hopefully we'll field a 1-3 man crew in one of the four surrounding towns. i have all the equipment i need with the exception of a good walk behind mower. i think a deere 36" will fill the bill nicely and i have a relationship with our local dealer alredy. this site has really helped me out with a lot of info on bidding and marketing. i'm glad i found you guys and i'll keep you informed of our progress. we already have a few residential customers and a tie in with a local plumbing contractor to repair his installations.