Posted 06-30-2004 at 20:39:34
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We subscribe to Countryside... WE LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I dont' know what you mean about homesteading, everyone has their own definition. We live on 54 acres, have meat chickens, laying chickens, 2 pigs, 2 dogs and 3 cats.... a 5,000 sq.ft garden, strawberries, 100 blueberry bushes,apple trees, and nut trees...
My husband teaches school... we are not "off grid" (non electric) but we do pretty much live off our land.
I would highly recommend Countryside magazine, it is a wonderful source of information....
|MJ in SC ||
Posted 07-01-2004 at 06:45:42
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I'd have to agree with Susie Q, you'd fall into the homestead catagory in my book! LOVE Mother Earth News too!
What a garden! We have a VERY small garden, just enough to give us some fresh produce and maybe , on occasion some extra. We are just really getting "into" it. Planted peach, cherry, apricot, and pear trees thus far. Looking forward to adding apple and plum in the fall. We already have pecan trees, blueberry bushes (young ones) and black wallnut in the yard. Many other "edibles" on the land.
Just tried a Plum Conserve this year with some plums we were blessed with. WOW, I was really impressed with the finished product! I've made jams, preserves, and jellies before, but this was my first attempt at a conserve. We'll be making more this weekend! :0)
We are blessed with neigbors who have blueberry bushes, plum trees, and peach trees that produce so well that they share with us. I try to take back some of whatever I make with their produce as a way to thank them.
Some plans for the future include, dairy goats, larger garden plot, more chickens, solar power, and use of grey water.
Thanks for the response! :0) Sounds like you'd be a great wealth of information, that is, if you don't mind questions!