I got this idea from another blogger, and it got me all fired up to do one of my own. It’s nice to have a visual sometimes, and to see my goals laid out and organized. So here goes, my dream homestead:

To start, I would like 10-15 acres of partially wooded land.
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I would like a small, earth sheltered home. Something 600-800 square feet would be perfect.
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Of course, we will eventually need a workshop.
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A greenhouse with a little pond and plenty of room for year-round herbs, vegetables, and citrus.
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A large chicken coop and run filled with dual-purpose chickens, like Buff Orpingtons.
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A few lawnmowers of the Kinder variety, also handy for milk and meat.
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A rabbitry with some New Zealand Whites for meat and pelts.
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Some little weaners to til up the garden plots and sell for meat.
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Speaking of the garden, I’d like to have at least 4 garden plots in rotation. Lots of veggies and fruits to eat and preserve!
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I would love to have my own little orchard filled with apples, peaches, pears, quince, raspberries, stawberries, currants, and blackberries.
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What good would an orchard be without an army of pollinators? All that free honey is a great perk, too.
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Since I am all about being prepared and we’ll be heating with wood, I would want at least a two year supply of firewood on hand at all times.
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Of course, since I am dreaming here, the homestead would be completely off the grid. Our water would be pumped using a windmill and a large reservoir. Our power would be supplied through PV panels and battery back-ups.
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