Hello everyone! I am very glad to find this forum. It is loaded with so much information and so many resources that I am having a hard time doing anything else in my life.
I purchased a few acres in North Carolina. It is all currently timber, but I will be creating a small market farm on that land. I want to plan it carefully so I don't make costly mistakes, and want to create it in a way that provides a positive example of how to live with the land, not just on it.
I will probably ask some newbie questions along the way. Please be patient with me! I will probably be learning about these topics for the rest of my life.
Hello Felicia from North Georgia. I to am building in the woods in the mountains, just a little south of you. No market garden for me, but a working modern homestead with alternative construction projects and hopefully a school to teach all that goes with modern homesteading. Ask away, someone always will be willing to help out. Learn all you can. You did not mention where in N. Carolina or if you have low land or hilly, etc. My land is all unlevel and wooded, so always working around those circumstances. Using hulglekultures have helped and good land management practices as well. Looking forward to installing some small retention ponds before I build a larger one (1/3) acre in a ravine by installing a dam. Lots to do. Enjoy the journey, but don't be afraid to get started. Best wishes.