Hello, my wife and I live downtown in a city on a quarter acre of land. We eventually plan to move onto a large track of land and homestead. We decided that, in the meantime, our time would be best spent learning these skills on the small scale. We hope to cut our grocery bill by 50% by growing our own food, we plan to raise chickens for eggs, mulch, and meat. And we want to live more sustainably but saving and collecting water. We also own horses (not on the quarter acre though!), two hounds, a turtle, some fish, and a guinea pig.
We run a small, .25 acre, urban homestead with the goal of producing 50% of all foodstuffs consumed.
Howdy Ian! We've already been chatting over in another thread, but welcome. You've come to the right place to learn about what you and your wife plan to do with your 1/4 acre. You can really raise a lot of food on a 1/4 acre, cutting your grocery bill and improving your health. There's a book you may enjoy reading called Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre by Brett Markham. I have not read this book, but came across it while looking for other books. Your mention of your goal made me remember seeing it. Good Luck!
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