>My wife and I inherited some land and Plan to move on it this year and start a homsteading life. Not much land but enough.
I live on 1 1/3 acre, also the result of inheritance, and have gotten back to basics. I have, besides the bees, 3 goats, chickens, pigeons (Racing), an orchard and a garden. I plan on adding Khaki Campbell ducks and enlarging the orchard to more of a variety. This year I'm planting 3 hazelnut (aka filberts),Next year I'll be planting 3 cherry trees and 2 more pear trees to go with the lone Anjou. A 25 by 25 foot patch is being turned into a berry and herb patch (raised beds).
The goats give me milk and cheese (I'm Lactose intolerant) and keep the root shoots and weeds down to manageble levels.
If managed properly a lot can be done on very lilttle land. My goal is to become as selfsustaining as possible. Composting is going to be a big part of the operation.
I'm also opting for natural solutions to all the problems. As far as to what I eat and do about my house I'm turning back the clock at least a century as I am still on a well even though I live inside (barely) the city Limits.
I have enough to keep me busy and since I'm retired (disability) I spend my days puttering around in my wheelchair doing what I can. Since moving here this spring I have taken a new lease on life. Before all I could do was stare at the walls of the apartment I lived in.