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Homesteading

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by havi, May 3, 2009.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Just wanted everyones opinion on this..


    What do you consider homesteading? What in your terms defines a homestead? Are you a homesteader? If so, how?
     
  2. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    Homestead:
    n.

    1. A house, especially a farmhouse, with adjoining buildings and land.
    2. Law. Property designated by a householder as the householder's home and protected by law from forced sale to meet debts.
    3. Land claimed by a settler or squatter, especially under the Homestead Act.
    4. The place where one's home is.


    v., -stead·ed, -stead·ing, -steads.

    v.intr.

    To settle and farm land, especially under the Homestead Act.
    v.tr.

    To claim and settle (land) as a homestead.
    homesteader home'stead'er n.

    Here in Alabama we file a form each year to maintain our homestead exemption. It reduces our real estate taxes.

    HTH


    Rusty​
     
  3. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Quote:Here in Alabama we file a form each year to maintain our homestead exemption. It reduces our real estate taxes.

    HTH


    Rusty

    Well yes, we also file under the homestead act. Basically everyone in the state does. They actually encourage you to at the tax office. But what I meant was more of, personally what does it mean to you. How do you farm on your land and make the most of it.
     
  4. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    I homestead. I grow my own food, raise my meat and eggs, and live close to the land.

    A homestead can mean different things, but to me it means that you can live on your own with minimal assistance.

    I strive for the time when I have to do for myself, with little to no help. We can rely on neighbors, to an extent, but doing it on your own is a home-stead.

    Cheri
     
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I get homestead exemption each year as well. I live on the edge of town and always kind of wondered why I would qualify?
    I do have a garden and try to make the most of the land I have.
     

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