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Who Lives on a Few Acres?


It is a very diverse group with diverse objectives such as:

  • Use property solely for residence
  • Pursue hobbies and recreational activities
  • Reduce food costs by producing their own food
  • Provide for an "Alternative Lifestyle"
  • Provide extra income
  • Start a small farming business

They are broken down into:

  • The Rural Resident
  • The Hobby Farmer
  • The Gardeners
  • The Alternative Farmers
  • The Part-Time Farmers
  • The Full-Time Farmer

Before you consider a move to the country, you need to know what you want to accomplish and design a road map to accomplish it. Know the trade-offs.

  • Seclusion
  • Conveniences
  • Schools
  • Shopping
  • Distance from family

If you are ready to face the realities, then this website has answers and resources to assist you in that move. We have broken down the website into different categories for easy study. We have books listed on our web pages that you can purchase for additional research. We also have products offered that will assist you in making your "Homestead Home"!





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Living on a Few Acres

A Homesteader's Guide



  • Living in the Country
  • The Tradeoffs
  • Realities
  • Change of Lifestyle
  • Family Satisfaction
  • Selecting Location
  • Finding What you Want
  • Pulling the Trigger
  • Remodeling House
  • Building New House
  • Out Buildings
  • Landscaping
  • Land Improvement
  • Water
  • Power
  • Tips
  • Orchards
  • Grapes
  • Berries
  • Vegetables
  • Nut Trees
  • Ornamental Plants
  • Wild Plant Harvesting
  • Herbs
  • Hay
  • Grains
  • Year Round Greenhouse
  • Growing Organic
  • Christmas Trees
  • Naturalized Plots
  • Woodlots
  • Farm Stand
  • Pigs
  • Goats
  • Chickens
  • Gamebirds
  • Sheep
  • Alpaca/Llama
  • Cattle
  • Emu, Ostrich & Rhea
  • Honeybees
  • Mason Bees
  • Earthworms
  • Compost
  • Mulch
  • Wildbirds
  • Insects
  • Cheese
  • Yogurts
  • Butter
  • Breads
  • Preparing Meats
  • Beer & Wine
  • Clothing & Household Goods
  • Canning
  • Freezing
  • Drying
  • Root Cellar
  • Tractors & Implements
  • Hand Tools
  • Storage Tools
  • Harvest Kitchen
  • Splitting the Wood
  • Putting the Garden to Bed
  • Sealing the House
  • Winter Chores





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