My husband and I will be ready to buy land in about three years (after we pay off one house and have some money saved). We are planning to grow tons of herbs to sell as tea, most of our own food, and have a small amount of livestock. We also plan on having our first child around that time. Most likely, we will stay in Tennessee, as we will have 2 rental properties and our families are close.
Before then, I am really hoping we magically meet at least one like-minded family and get land in the same area. We are definitely home-schooling our kids, and while we are both pretty hard-core introverts, I recognize that we all need at least some socialization, some sense of community. Also, two homesteading families can benefit from each other. They can trade for things one doesn’t have, help each other with big harvests or barn raisings, and farm-sit when one goes out of town, and help educate the children.
Anyway, I am hoping to give and get good homesteading tips, if not find part of our future tribe:)
Where in TN are you!? My family is developing a stead out in Cunningham, near Clarksville. My parents, and now my grandparents, live on 85 acres with two springs on the property. Right now, my sweetheart and I are down in Florida working for a beekeeping company, but come May, we'll be back on the farm more or less permanently. We are in our 20's, my parents are in their early 40's, and my grandparents are in their late 60's. I'm sure you could find something in common with at least one of us
I've recently bought land with a few other Voluntaryist friends in central to and our goal is to homestead this land as a small village of neighbors. We have a spring fed creek on 11 acres. We are open to others with similar values joining us here. So far it's mostly raw land with one cabin started.