Jane Mulberry wrote:My big regret is not seriously starting earlier.
This may be increasingly difficult to avoid. In fact, Mark Shepherd (Restoration Agriculture) did essentially that and Greg Judy (https://www.amazon.ca/Comeback-Farms-Rejuvenating-Livestock-Management/dp/0972159738) did a variation on that and has improved his land tremendously and is convincing other farmers to follow his example with spread-sheets that show that they will end up with more money in their pockets.
N. Neta wrote:As we’re looking on other properties for sale around us… most of them are surrounded with fields that used to (or are still used) to grow potatoes. For decades they were (still are) spraying roundup and other chemicals on those fields, and the fields that are not cultivated for years, are still empty from any vegetation…
Stacy Witscher wrote:Personally, I'd rather have too little water than too much. Flooding is much harder to solve.
Eric Hanson wrote:
6) Land. I remember thinking that I wanted a MINIMUM of 1 acre with 5 being much preferable. As it was, we got just over 9 acres and are very happy. It is a mixture of woodland and grassland.
elle sagenev wrote:I live in small town Wyoming. I can't sell anything specialty for any kind of money to make them worth it. There is no rain. There is lots of wind. Basically everything sucks.
However, no one bothers me. I do whatever I want without restriction. So, as far as that goes I got it made. I'd just starve to death if I had to feed myself.
Cris Fellows wrote:We lived for a time in a suburb outside of DC where people watched and reported on everything (grass too high, toy in yard, too loud, etc).
Kate Muller wrote:After the PDC we did a serious wants verses needs evaluation and it saved us a fortune in the cost of our home.
We took a hard look at what we wanted to do now and realistically estimated what we would do long term. Considerations on how much could we handle when we got old were discussed. I really wanted a place we could stay in if my health continued to decline.
Cimarron Layne wrote:I only started homesteading 2 years ago. I was 73 then.
V Rogers wrote:I would have married my high school sweetheart, bought 50 acres of land and built a home right in the middle of it. I would not want to be off grid, but have a fireplace, a generator, some farming tools and a work shop. Off grid living is hard work just to maintain yourself, something I do not want to do, especially as I get older and live alone.