Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Farm

Okay, this is a cool article.  I recently discovered Mother Earth News and fell in love with this magazine.

After reading, I started to believe that I can quit my job and start a community farm, or that I can buy some land and build a house from scratch. Now, keep in mind, in my real life (not the fantasy in my head), I barely cook, I pay someone to come clean my house, and I’ve managed to find someone else to mow my lawn this summer.  But, when I read Mother Earth News, I find myself believing I can do anything.

So, here is an example…

Your 1-acre homestead can be divided into land for raising livestock and a garden for raising fruits, vegetables, plus some grain and forage crops. 

Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two 1-acre farms will follow the same plan or methods or agree completely on how to homestead. Some people like cows; other people are afraid of them. Some people like goats; other people cannot keep them out of the garden. Some people will not slaughter animals and have to sell their surplus stock off to people who will kill them; others will not sell surplus stock off at all because they know that the animals will be killed; and still others will slaughter their own animals to provide their family with healthy meat.

Read more here.

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