Topics We Explored:
- Why alpacas have such an impact on people, as they date back to Incan times and may have that same ancient energy pattern intact
- Why you don’t always need to know how to do something to actually do it
- What the parallels are between creative businesses and farm businesses, and how your business is not always profitable in the beginning
- What agri-tourism is and why selling experiences is becoming more and more popular
- How you can manage your tasks by designating different days to them, so you can work in a wide variety of projects and context
“I think that that’s what life’s about, resetting and refocusing.” – Lee Rankin (Tweet this)
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About Lee Rankin:
Lee Rankin is a successful farm business owner, team leader, farm consultant, and author committed to helping people connect to one another and to what’s real in their lives.
In 2001, Lee took a leap of faith and started her life over in the mountains of North Carolina, alone with her two-year-old son, Will. Her dream was to start an alpaca farm and create a safe place to raise a boy. Fifteen years later, Apple Hill Farm is home to more than just a few alpacas and animals for personal enjoyment. They are a family of nine kinds of animals, fifteen fields, four barns and many sheds covering ten acres of mountaintop land.
Apple Hill Farm is now an award-winning agri-tourism business that hosts engaging educational tours and the largest selection of yarn and products made from alpacas in the High Country of North Carolina.
Author of Cooking Up a Storm, Lee is at work on her first memoir and uses her passion for fiber arts to keep her balanced.
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