Monthly archive for November 2023

Designing A 9 Acre Homestead Layout

Designing A 9 Acre Homestead Layout

When I worked a large homestead, I created a design almost identical to this 9 acre homestead layout, and it yielded large harvests of fruits, veggies, meats, and milk that were perfect for pantry-stocking skills like dehydrating, canning, and fermenting. On my own land, I put these skills into practice, designing a small farm that met my needs during both warm and cold seasons of the year, helping me live self-sufficiently.

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Designing A 6 Acre Homestead Layout

Designing A 6 Acre Homestead Layout

Working with a strategically planned 6-acre homestead design can really take your self-sufficiency to the next level and can produce nearly everything you need to live well — I still haven’t been able to produce olive oil! Being able to farm my own land and generate what I need is not a way of life I grew up with, but it includes skills learned from hard work and first-hand experience I’ve gained over time. I progressively worked my way up to manage more acreage, gardens, and animals in a sustainable way.

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