Tyler Ludens wrote:
Walter Jeffries wrote:
This points out how important it is to consider the location.
Yes, and how important it is when we're discussing these things to give details about location, rainfall, carrying capacity etc etc. Not everyone can live in a good location, so developing strategies for bad locations is important. Being in a good location is a huge advantage to start with, something beginners should take seriously.
Tyler Ludens wrote:When people say they want to move to the desert to start a productive farming business I can only think "Good luck with that."
Tyler Ludens wrote:Ideally I would eat the deer and let the deer raise themselves, which they are pretty good at
Tyler Ludens wrote:I'm only talking about my own household meat needs
Tyler Ludens wrote:Ideally I would eat the deer and let the deer raise themselves, which they are pretty good at, and I would not raise any herbivores.
I should mention that plenty of people destroy their land with goats here in the region; it is a very popular thing to do because goats "do very well on poor conditions."
paul wheaton wrote:...
Human physiology is way beyond my comprehension. And I think it is currently way beyond the comprehension of of anybody and everybody combined.
I think it is fair to present what each of us does with what success. I think it is fair to present bits that have been read.
I think it is not okay to tell somebody else what is or is not okay for them.
Paulo Bessa wrote:
If you eat meat, then this number of land required increases further, at least 2x more.
Paul Overton wrote:
Alison Freeth-Thomas wrote:Someone shared this link last week and I was amazed at how much these guys grow on 1/10 acre - 6000lbs of produce and IIRC 350 different fruit/veg varieties.
The Facts and Stats page is inspirational.
Unfortunately they never once mention how many calories per pound to gauge the effective amount of land per person. In the video above, a property about the same size and manged about as intensively only brings in 750 calories per day, or 375 calories per person.