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Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead

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. Illustration: Dorling Kindersley

Jul 21 UPDATE: But don’t dare try this in Lantzfille, British Columbia! See 1-acre “farm” owners face jail in Lantzville, BC

By John Seymour
Mother Earth News

Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two 1-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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Green acre: Marando Farms is a nursery, farmer’s market and classroom


By Sarah Darville
Sun Sentinel

After losing their jobs, the Marandos find farm living is the life for them.

Sweat dripping down her neck, kiwis in each hand, Chelsea Marando dashes to the crooked baskets of fresh corn. She adjusts the bins, then picks up an ear and peels back one of its leaves. The white kernels sparkle like pearls.

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