Ummmm... I voted, I "am" the farmer. I grew up on a farm, we now live just down the road from it. It's a LOT of work. We have a big garden (I'm in the middle of canning tomatoes, making salsa, freezing broccoli, etc.), we have chickens, cows, rabbits, horses, seasonally pigs. It is a commitment. You can't be gone for the day without making arrangements for who will take care of the animals while you're away. Farming isn't optional in yucky weather; animals need care, cows need milking rain or shine, snow, wind, hail, heat. The garden needs tending even when it's 95F, and you've been out in the field all day. Hay needs putting up, and it's *always* ready on the hottest day of the year (I think it's Murphy's Law or something).
There is always something to do, no matter how hard you work. I am presently in the middle of about 5 projects, all are big, and all need attention right now. (I'm making excellent progress, can't you tell?)
I'd love to have some fruit trees, but the goat ate part of them, and we've not gotten around to planting more.
It's very rewarding to open the freezer and see your own beef, veggies, and butter. To open the fridge and see milk, eggs, yogurt, etc. from your own cow. To know that the food you eat is what you planted. But it is a *LOT* of work. To watch the newborn calves get up and nurse for the first time. To go for a ride with my children. To go with Grandpa on a hayride and bonfire.
Don't have any fantasies about it being the easy life, because it isn't. It is a good life, but certainly not easy. Most people have no idea how much work it is to cultivate your own land. It's definitely not for the faint of heart or weak of body.
I wouldn't trade it, though! Every time we talk about moving, I think about what we would lose, and I just can't get excited about that. It is definitely a good life!