5 acres. Moved there so that I could have my horses in the back yard, instead of driving out to do FULL CARE. (Hated it. Much better to not worry about my herd in a snowstorm.)
I'm on the westmost street in a tiny town, so the street is quiet enough for the neighborhood cats to relax on them.
In October, 1999, (when we moved there, we had 5 horses and one dog. Then, we ended up with the following:
# of goldfish in the water tank (which I brought inside to feed during the winter
NOW, we are at:
3 horses (there WILL be more--just got my winter's worth of hay in my loft yesterday--YIPEE!!!!!!)
11 (soon to be 8) chickens (currently, 3 roos)
We can ride several hundred acres of different farm's land, when NOT in crops, so 5 acres isn't too small.
HOWEVER, with almost record setting rainfall this summer, keeping up with mowing and weeds has made 5 acres seem like 10.
**ducks4you has cracked the whip on the pullets, so they're laying 4 eggs a day--GOOD BREAKFASTS!!!**
Somebody said the price of eggs is expected to go up, what will California's new law, and their price will reflect everywhere else. Looks like only the chicken owners will be safe.