The act of taking care of a farm while the actual owners of the farm are away.
We have been fortunate in our friendships here and have been able to swap farms with some nearby friends whenever either of us feels that need to get away. This has truly been a blessing and I don’t know what we would have done without this occasional break from the daily chores. I was surprised to find that there are farm sitting businesses, websites, and opportunities for aspiring farmers to farm sit in order to learn the trade. I highly recommend to anyone who has just started or plans to start, check out some websites on farm sitting: http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/organic-farming-zw0z10zkon.aspx, http://www.countryfarm-lifestyles.com/Farm-Exchange.html, http://www.farmsittingcoop.com/, http://www.hobbyfarms.com/farm-marketing-and-management/farm-sitting-business.aspx