We try to use our acreage as wisely as we can. Annually tap 1,000 plus Maple trees for maple syrup production. Raise a few animals for fun and a few more for butchering(used by us and other family members)doing the slaughtering and cutting ourselves. Also have a small orchard(19 fruit trees)10 grapevines,rhubarb-blueberries-horseradish-asparagus, 5 filberts and 50 feet of elderberies.Every year it seems the vegetable garden gets bigger.About 150ft.by 200 ft. this coming year.Especially enjoy growing fingerling potatoes,hierloom tomatoes,plenty of sweet corn,sweet potatoes,ruta bagas,celeriac,kohlrabi,cabbage,cauliflower,broccoli, brussel sprouts,hot peppers,beans,and a bunch of other stuff. Usually have enough cull trees to heat our house through winter although some years I do buy cordwood.Have tried ginseng with little sucess. Also pick a lot of the wild mushrooms in the woods that are proven to be nonpoisonous,actually we only are sure of 3 types-boletus,puffballs and meadow mushrooms. And to round it all out we have started to keep bees with mixed sweet success.