Stenslet, et ux. v. Comr., T.C. Sum. Op. 2010-127

(farm-related expenses not trade or business expenses; on expectation of inheriting portion of farmland, petitioners (married couple) moved mobile home to property, made portion suitable for building, bought 20 chickens, 2 emus, goat and horse and sold eggs for $1/dozen along with emu feathers; goat soon sold because it was "scary"; electric fencing installed; no books maintained; nearly $20,000 "farming" loss disallowed; husband's primary job was as pilot; no accuracy-related penalty imposed because returns prepared by professional tax preparer). 

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