Our society has grown increasingly dependent on the grid, and many people have taken to creating their own homestead to counter this. It can be daunting physically and financially, though.
Some homesteads use anywhere from five to 10 acres of land, which can be a lot of work. But you can create your very own homestead on just one acre of land. Not sold? Read one and see for yourself.
First, you need to focus on how much food you are going to need. The bigger the family, the more food. The more farm you have, the more hands you will need to work it. Creating the appropriate size is critical. There are two major factors to food production: livestock and farming. For a one-acre farm, you should consider keeping your livestock to a minimum, because they also will require part of your farm to keep going.