|A full days production of cheese being pierced by Tim Young|
Their cheese production is roughly 60lbs per week, which, at typical wholesale numbers,means that the gross revenue from their farm is less than $2k a month.
With respect to their operation, unlike honestmeat and thunderinghooves, who I wrote postmortems about, in my opinion these guys have never made a profit on their farm. They have spent the better part of a million dollars on their venture and at this point getting 10 to 12 gallons of milk a day on over 100 acres of land and a custom built house and swimming pool just isn't any sort of viable business. It's a nice house, and a nice idea, but its just not a business. A giant hobby, maybe.
With a million dollars you could build a pretty viable farm related business, but that's not the direction they chose.
I've been looking for something interesting to write about them, but I just can't figure out anything that is worth saying that hasn't been said in the reviews of their book on amazon. If I wrote a book that got the sort of reviews theirs did, I'd delete my facebook page, too. Take a look at the "most helpful" reviews and you'll get a feel for what I'm talking about. If you see one that you think is helpful, make sure to vote on it.
Tim and Liz have taken themselves out of the public eye, and I'll respect that. Most folks who farm have an off-farm job, and Tim probably does at this point, too.
Best of luck in your new venture, Tim and Liz, whatever it is. Hope that it is profitable and achieves your goals.