Hey Mike, we are on a 1 acre lot right in Kemnay. Built a house and garage last year along with small chicken coop and run. A few fruit trees started and a garden. Hoping for lots more berries, cherries, plums and pears this year. Also planning on bringing in some sea buckthorn and hybrid hazelnuts.
If you are new to the area you might not have come across eBrandon.ca which is the most active local online community. A new discussion thread just popped up today re a local permaculture get together.