You can see from the above photos that the place is quite overgrown. We have plans to acquire goats which would help quite a bit with that problem, but for now we simply do not have the funds. Many of the areas which were pasture when I was a child now have walnut trees as thick as my arm. The fences are full of holes.
The main thing you need to understand, if you are considering getting involved with the project is that after three years of attempting to make this place work for us, we are completely broke. We manage to keep food on the table most of the time (I forage for wild edibles, hunt, and fish every day) but other than that we have very little. Anyone who proposes to live here would need their own source of income... or would need to be a skilled forager in their own right.
I also cannot stress enough that this place is REMOTE. Even cellular signal is very restricted and we can only make phone calls on clear days. There is virtually no way to surf the internet out there- even if we could afford the bill. In fact we looked into going "on-grid" at one point (at least for electricity) but the cost estimates ran over $10,000 at which point we discarded the idea.
On the other hand, we have a lot going for us as well. One really nice thing- running water. Shortly before he abandoned the place, my father buried around 1/2 mile of pipe from the pond at the very top of our hill all the way down to our house near the bottom. There is plenty of water pressure to run garden hoses, faucets, etc. In fact, the pressure itself is better than many municipal sources I have used. The water itself is fairly murky, but we do use it for watering the garden and washing dishes. In the future we hope to install some sort of micro-hydroelectric setup to generate power for lights, cellphone charging, and music. The pond has enough runoff from the field around it that it never seems to get very low- even when we had a pipe burst and run wide open for two months during the worst drought in recent memory. With proper management I am confident that it could supply the power needs of my family and probably at least one more. Since the water is plumbed all the way to our house (and to one of the locations I mentioned as another possible home-site) the power generation could happen right next to the battery bank, eliminating the need for any long runs of wire.
I will leave it there for the moment, although I plan to make another trip into civilization tomorrow if my vehicle will make it so any questions should be answered at that point.
Oh, I nearly forgot. Here are a couple more photos. They are a couple of years old, but they show the cabin on our lake which is currently not occupied and would be available for prospective homesteaders to live in while building more permanent dwellings.