We've got only 2 acres. . . But you'd be surprised how much work there is to do. This is a marathon, NOT a sprint!!
-I made a list of problems, planned the solution, then prioritized. -Change takes time, & I have the rest of my life to do it.
-Enjoy the process. See the little improvements along the way & appreciate them. Remember what it WAS like before you started.
Examples of improvements I've seen in the last few years:
-No birds, no wildlife- Planted trees & shrubs, transplanted wild rose bushes & formed a hedgerow. Put in an ornamental pond with recirculating creek- You should hear the birds in the morning & evenings. Such a happy sound. Quail moved-into hedgerow & we feed them in the winter. TONS of wildlife! (raccoons, possums, birds, garter snakes, preying mantis, And the occasional badger, cougar & coyote.
-From hard-pan ground with very little production- added goats & 100 wheelbarrows of natural stuff (leaves, poo, garden debris, etc.) - Now, pasture is 2 feet deep of grass- producing wonderfully !!
-Garden- hard-pan cracked clay with superman weed growth- Put in raised beds & filled with leaves, poo, kitchen waste & mixed- Now, garden is producing & rarely find a weed- SO HAPPY!!
- It just takes time. Go slowly, research a lot, form a good plan. Take your time. Hang in there.