Episode-287- Advantages of Homesteading Small Land Tracts — 5 Comments

  1. Another note on Imminent domain… check to see if the back road you are on would make a good bypass around the town or city. This happened to my brother-in-law.

  2. Excellent show. You’re absolutely correct on the potential of smaller homesteads. We have 13 raised beds, another 40’x50′ row garden area, berry patch which has a dozen blueberry bushes, 15 red raspberry bushes, half dozen blackberry bushes, and 75 strawberry plants, several outbuildings, room for substantial firewood storage and HAVE NOT SCRACTED THE SURFACE of what we can do on our property – it’s 1.78 acres! To build on the security advantages you mentioned – it’s much easier to build a sense of community with when you’re on a smaller plot and can walk from property to property. My neighbors all have at least 1.5 acres – if we could agree to take advantage of our contiguous properties the possibilties are huge. As for cows on small acreage, Dexter’s are supposed to be ideal.

  3. If we had done only one thing it would have made all the difference in the world: talking to the neighbors first. We would have found out how big a P.I.T.A. the next door neighbor is because the developer of our lot didn’t sell to him at a steep discount. He’s tried several attempts to make us want to move.