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Backyard Farming

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Our inspiration for 1/4 acre farm

Last fall April and I wanted to start getting our hands dirty, mud caked fingernails, sweaty foreheads, outdoor punishment. We have always been a little green around the thumb with planting our flower gardens, but we wanted more. First step for me is always research.... Learn something everyday is my motto. I went to my most favorite location to start my research. What would the world do without this place? Every time April and I are like, "So...what do you want to do tonight?" It will inevitably lead us to the front doors of B&N. Now that my research can begin I make my way to the gardening section, it takes a real man to sit down next to six women and look at garden books. Two of these women glanced over at me with a half snicker in the corner of their lips. On with the research... I found the most amazing book called "The Backyard Homestead" which could potentially lead April and I down the path of being farm folk. Below is the idea that we are after for our layout. The house even kind of looks like our house and yard layout. Basically this would be our goal for the next 1-3 years of getting it ready. Because we live within city limits though we would need to nix the pigs :-( The next thing on my list is the removal of a couple of trees in the back yard and starting the construction of the raised beds. Today though I am going to be working on a project for a friend of mine. I am turning an old piano from 1930ish into a TV stand. I will post pictures as the project comes along. Happy research to everyone and keep learning something.

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The Power of Mulch to Help Fight Drought - Storey Publishing

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How to Start Homesteading on 1 Acre | The Survivalist Blog

Here’s how to set up a homestead on 1 acre of land. Home design considerations, livestock living areas, water sources, energy, and many more things you could do.

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The Truth about Self-Sufficiency on a Quarter Acre - The Seasonal Homestead

What is self-sufficiency? The definition is needing no outside help in satisfying one's basic needs, especially with regard to the production of food. Over the years, I’ve read many books and articles claiming that food self-sufficiency is possible on a quarter acre. From my own experience, I have to say I disagree. So how much space is necessary to be self-sufficient in regards to food? I hope to enlighten you to a more reality based self-sufficient garden space needs based on experience.

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100+ Ways to Make Money Farming That are Perfect for 2021

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Design your Homestead & Backyard Farm Plans - Family Food Garden

When planning your new homestead, you need to figure out your goals. Then you can plan and design your farm plans and layouts. Farm design tips

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The Homestead Barn - Questions To Ask Before Building

Describes the important things to consider before building a homestead barn and provides some lessons learned from our experience on Bramblestone Farm

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1-Acre Farm Plan: Here's What to Plant, Raise, and Build on A Smaller Land

Yes, homesteading on a one acre farm is possible. Here's a plan for you. Learn which animals to raise, which plant to grow, and structures to build.

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Ways to Make Your Small Farm Profitable | Rockin W Homestead

Many people with a pioneering spirit are looking for ways to live on their land and make their small farm profitable. You can make money on your homestead.

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