Not sure if there's a link buried in here for homesteaders but I figured I'd start this one to talk with some of you guys. We are new to homesteading. We've always had veggie gardens but never on the scale we are undertaking now. It will be about 3/4 or 2/3 of an acre (haven't measured it out yet) in addition to beds all over our property (2 acres total). We are going to have two ducks and 10 chickens total. We were going to get goats but would rather wait until we are fully on a farm setting before that undertaking. There are three of us (me, DH, and DS who is 2) with a dog, a cat, 5 chicks and two ducks at this point. We are wanting to be more self sufficient, eliminate our debt, and save money to buy a small farm (farmette as I call it!) I'm getting into canning, I've been knitting/crocheting for years now, and we both work outside the home. Anyone else into this kind of life? I'd love to eventually have one of leave work and be fulltime on this project!!!