Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Purpose of this blog

After three years of operating a small farm in western Washington state, I've found that one day a week is being consumed in regulatory stuff, for simple tasks that you wouldn't think would be a problem on a farm. Like mulching, or building a storage shed, or putting up a hoophouse so you could grow tomatoes.

In fact, the farther i get into it, the more insane the regulations seem to become. So I maintain my regular blog, at ebeyfarm.blogspot.com, where I talk about the farm and its activities, and I'm going to maintain this one to document the crap that farmers and other landowners have to deal with.
I am doing this in the hope that other farmers will find this information useful, and that this shared information will make their own regulatory journey easier.


  1. Welcome to the world of the bureaucrats. These pencil pushers serve the busy bodies that want to tell other people what to do with their land. I don't see a good solution other than keeping moving further out and owning a lot of land to buffer you from other people. Lots of research has shown that when rats are kept in over crowded cages they turn vicious and cannibalistic.

  2. Lol, hilarious WJ, yes and according to my husbands college psychology book, they commit homosexual acts against each other.
    I understood that the purpose of the government is to serve the people, how is this serving anyone? Isn't it time to stand up against the bureaucracy that is shutting down the productivity of this country?