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    Homestead Layout Plans on 1 Acre or Less

    You want to start homesteading but don’t have a lot of land? Lack of land is one of the biggest excuses that I hear from people who’d like to become more self-sufficient but just don’t get started.

    I hear you, because I also used to believe that homesteading required tons of land!
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    Thanks that gives me some great research info, because I only have 1 acre right now, but I have been doing little gardens so far trying to figure out what works, and I only have a few fruit trees still young had a few cherries last year but none this year, I blame a late frost.
    But this gives me some places to go for already tested ideas thanks Hawg hopefully things remain calm until I graduate at least so I can have more time to try different ideas.


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    I blame the birds for no cherries

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    Quote Originally Posted by BucketBack View Post
    I blame the birds for no cherries
    Thing is I never even got a bloom this year we got a few early warm spells followed be a late cold snap. I lost most of my cherries last year to deer, the birds never stick around thanks to two very excitable bird dogs.


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    Depending on the size of your fahmily a 40 x 40 plot as a garden should provide you with a good deal of your vegetables needs. I'd stick with beans, peppers and cabbage as vegies that need very little effort to provide a lot of food.

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    Seems to me that being self sufficient with these lay outs requires a couple of things. First, a couple of growing seasons. Up here in the north, we get one season that lasts 4 months and then we are done. Not much grows when we are at -10. I know you can the veggies you don't eat right away, but there is still a finite amount you can grow. Second, good soil. I have worked for 3 years to get the soil in my garden straightened out and I am thinking next year should finally have good growing potential.

    I am going to say is that with everything in such a small area, if any bugs get in, or anything fails to produce for whatever reason- you are in trouble. That being said, using your resources to the highest potential is a great deal. Having as much land as you can feasibly get and utilize, makes things much safer. Gardening 200 acres is just infeasible in my opinion.

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    CT,
    I have to agree with you there.
    I can't IMAGINE farming 200 acres. I am on a 1/4 acre suburban plot, I also have crap soil that I am trying to convert.
    2017 sucked for gardening, I'm hoping 2018 goes better. I am also going to try some blueberries and strawberries, but I know strawberries are hard to grow here. Then there are the tree rats...
    I'm so far down the food chain, I've got plankton bites on my butt.

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    Honestly, my 20 acres is a LOT to take care of, constantly, even with a strong, knowledgeable woman like Mrs. Sparky helping. People who don't own a large-ish piece of land do NOT understand how much work is involved in maintain such a piece of land.
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    So I was out Tillin the Garden Patch yesterday and Saw THIS:

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    Damn thing was caught IN the woven wire... Back up against the POST, DOWNHILL.
    We had to cut her out, and pull [1500#s] around up hill so she could get back up on her feet.
    Lucklily she had been there a while and was tired and catatonic... so there wasnt much kickin goin on.

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    Im thinkin of talkin the neighbor into goats... lol

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    Yes, most folks have NO IDEA how much WORK sustainable living can be. No matter HOW many acres you own.

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