Myself and Humphrey the cow dog!
I have looked at many properties and have finally found one in an area close to my parents home town.
My question is how much land do I need?
I am planning on being off-grid although electricty is available. Both water and septic tank are already on the property.
I plan on having a garden and herbs, as well as a small plot for corn, potatoes, oats, and sweet potatoes, and a 10 tree orchard.
I plan on having 6 chickens, a milk goat for milk, and a milking cow for butter and cheese. I also plan on raising a yearly pig for the freezer.
With this in mind, just how many acres are needed for this small sustainable homestead? 5 acres, 10 acres, 25 acres?
I have completed a whole lot of research on my farm. I have chosen my breed of animals with care, planned my veggie garden veggies and herbs, designed my barn for animals and such, and even designed my chicken coop for my Buckeyes. But the amount of land needed is still not clicking in my brain.
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