Good for you Brian.
I have been trying to become more energy and food soverign for about 8 years.
1.25 KW solar capacity in 3 arrays including one for the hen house.
telecommute (not driving saves a lot of time and fuel).
garden 1.25 acres of 2.5 acres. I have very little yard anymore.
Trips to the Amish store are for wheat, butter and spices.
laying hens plus a rooster.
meat chickens every couple of years.
make cheese (reusable bottles).
water well is artesian.
bake all bread needs.
make beer and wine. re-using bottles is very green.
on demand hot water. only use 200 gallons of propane a year for water and cooking.
NO DRYER! that is a huge energy hole.
maple syrup in the spring time.
adding more fruit trees every year.
tried a small air-x wind turbine, but wind is really overrated and anything made in China doesn't last.
can lotsa salmon.
only use a 11 cu ft freezerless fridge (400 watt-hours/day) and small 7.2 cu ft freezer is in the garage on it's own solar array.
seed save heirloom varieties.
small green house to start plants in spring plus a few tomatoes in summer.
musrhroom logs for shitake, oyster and miatake mushrooms. (still waiting for first harvest)
wild forage other mushrooms, ramps, wild blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries and sugar plums.
can finished goods like corn soup (hominy made from wood ashes) and maple baked beans.
tractor is diesel. I bet I use only 5 gallons a year for tilling.
oh ya .... bees.
My fossil fuel inputs are down and getting lower. 800 kwh from the grid last year. 200 gallons of propane and only drove 6,000 miles @ 35 mpg.
I will say it is a lot of work, but I feel good about it all.
p.s. two thumbs up on Salatin