Hi, my parents want to start a homestead. They live in a very suburban area with about two acres of yard, one acre is meticulously kept by my father and the second is woods, they have the only woods in the area. I got them hooked on chickens and my father wants to build raised garden beds and get bees. i really want to get some sort of milking animal (goats?), but they're on the fence. Dad will retire in a few years so i think this would be a good thing to keep him moving when he gets older. He wants to jump into this head first, I'm trying to slow him down but he works fast. This will help decrease the amount of processed food in their diet which is always a plus in my book. Dad hasn't done anything like this since he was young so I'm helping any way i can, he wanted me to ask some people on "that hip chicken website" about different ways they can be more self sufficient.