So I already have about 9,000 homesteading books BUT I want to hear from YOU
We just got the house of our (almost not quite) dreams. We are just renting (long term) a 4 bedroom old pretty farmy-type house and it has a decent sized barn (can fit two horses or a few small animals) and we are allowed to keep what we like! We already have two large dogs, some cats, lizards (they don't count) and we've had chickens but we are tossing around ideas on what to start our homestead with (mini homestead really..)
I will have chickens again, but they will not be in the barn obviously.
I was thinking about a pig but DH doesn't think he could raise it and slaughter it and ultimately that would be my goal. Potbellies are cute but I mean should I bother if we aren't going to eat him? And perhaps some pygmy goats? And ducks for DD who's always wanted them...
I just want to hear from those who started off small, and with what creatures and why.