Our story really starts with my Great Uncle Ed, who always dreamed of having a farm. In the 1960’s, he retired very young, found a piece of land (about 3.5 acres), designed his dream home and threw himself into homesteading. Everyone told him he was crazy! Mainly through books, he taught himself all he could and the rest he learned as he went.
Rural homesteads are homesteads of more than 1 acre but less than 5 acres.
We bought our current property a little over three years ago and knew we wanted to do a little more than just gardening. We also wanted some fruit trees and keep chickens and bees. I guess we could be called the lazy homesteaders because we have no desire to have any other livestock. And that is okay.