We bought a small farm (3 acres) in New Zealand in 2010.
Over the last two years I’ve learned sheep management, chicken management, how to plant and look after fruit trees, and how to grow vegetables.
If “the meteor” came tomorrow, we’d survive. It wouldn’t be comfortable, but we could do it.
I’ve learned that no one lives in a vaccuum, and no family can ever be completely self-sufficient, but being self-relient in food and energy are wise and fun things to learn and do!
I love our little farm, and wouldn’t change a thing. Learning to be a “woman of the land” has changed me in ways I never thought possible, for the better.
Has it been hard? Definitely!
Would I do it all again? Absolutely!
Read about our adventures at http://www.hazeltreefarm.com
Leanne the Farming Gal 17 months ago