Recently our family purchased a 20 acre property in Vermont and have discussed being able to leave a legacy for our children. The property was purchased by my husbands father and we have begun to dream of what that means for us all. My thoughts go to the garden and how we can be self sustaining below is an article that offers good information for this process. Also with Marc Moran’s guidance we should be on our way. Dreaming of Spring in Vermont.
Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management. Your 1-acre homestead can be divided into land for raising livestock and a garden for raising fruits, vegetables, plus some grain and forage crops.
Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two1-acre farms will follow the same plan or methods or agree completely on how to homestead. Some people like cows; other people are afraid of them. Some people like goats; other people cannot keep them out of the garden. Some people will not slaughter animals and have to sell their surplus stock off to people who will kill them; others will not sell surplus stock off at all because they know that the animals will be killed; and still others will slaughter their own animals to provide their family with healthy meat.
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