We have found tons of cheap land where my wife was raised in Caryville and bonifay. We are looking at stuff closer to Tallahassee since my wife loves to do her doula stuff and larger populationscreen help with that job. We still own property in Fort Walton so it's not a bad drive. I really want to convert man made timberland of pine back into something with biodiversity probably also make 5 to 8 acres of pastures but slowly and over time. Let the goats and pigs do a lot of the work for me! Haha. I don't want to deforest anything naturally growing but I don't mind converting man made stuff into something else. Plus the land is cheaper. The goal is not to work off the farmstead but during the transition I do plan to find a part time job off the land but something very minor.
We already have a steady income from our renter. My wife's mother is also leaving us another piece of land 2 acres with a trailer, septic and well. The trailer is basically a tare down so we don't know of if we are going sell the land or put a new/used mobile home to rent out on it. It's in Caryville by the way. She is going to pass very soon from her cancer. Very hard time for the wife because I'm not home to help her throughout this tough time.
The goal for me financially is to all ways make even with the farm and use rental income so I don't have to work other than management of the rentals and the homestead. Well the ultimate goal is for the homestead to basically be profitable and the rental to be profitable. We also plan to buy our land flat out so we don't owe anyone anything.