I am the same age. We recently stopped farming for money after 15 years in upstate NY. We originally bought the farm which wasn't much of anything for cash. For 15 years we poured all the money that came out of the farm back into it. My wife worked off farm until she got cancer 5 years ago. We ran the gamut from CSA's, farmers markets and restaurant sales. We specialized in mixed greens, herbs, and micro greens. We stopped in November of last year. Just couldn't do it anymore. We were able to sell the farm and moved to Down East Maine. Started over here with a great big lawn and tore it up and now only grow for ourselves and give aways to our neighbors. Make do on my SS. Expenses are cut to the bone. My wife gets SS in a couple of months. This has only been going on for 4 months but I feel whole better than we were growing 15K heads of lettuce a year. Everything we learned we put into effect but on a smaller scale and it is enjoyable. The farm systems that "worked" back in NY were tough. Mennonites with 10 kids selling at auctions, or building CSA's. The CSA's that worked required financial input from families and a lot sweat from families. And even then times can be really tough. The most we grossed in a year was 21K and we were working our tails off. The bigger CSA can gross around 70K but there is not a lot of money for salaries. We are both happier than we have been in a while. Good luck with whatever you end up doing and I would be happy to answer an questions if you have them.