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Homestead Planning Advice

Homestead planning advice will help you to plan and design your homestead to get the most out of the land you have available.  Starting off the article explains what a homestead is in comparison to a farm or a rural home.

Homestead Planning Advice

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A rural home is simply a home that is out in the country on a larger piece of land while a farm is usually a home and a commercial enterprise requiring space and buildings for machinery and vehicles to move what ever is being produced on the farm. While a homestead is both a home and garden areas including orchard area and room for livestock and possibly a pond. Homesteading is about being self sufficient and rasing at least some of your own food. Some homesteads will grow  most of their vegetables and fruits, some will also grow most of their own meats and food to feed the animals. Others may also keep a pond stocked to provide fish.

As for how to layout the many areas, Fred Wilson gives great advice on where each section should be laid out and explains why on Country Side Magazine. He explains that there are many things to consider and some you will not really have control over like where the water is or a slope, road or ditch. So making a plan is a wise way to get the most out of your homestead.


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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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