Thanks for all the advice. I checked out the links and got a lot of good info (more than I ever wanted, actally, irt to survivalists, lol) We've gone out a few times to start cleaning up before we move in. The house is in considerable disarray b/c the people there before trashed it. LOTS of brush to clear and fallen tree limbs from the last round of storms. Giant fire ant colonies. Fun stuff.
I don't think the property's fenceline would contain goats, although I agree they would certainly make brush clearing easier. Somebody mentioned tethering....maybe we'll try that. We'll wait until we get settled a bit and see. The chicken coop is in good shape, just needs to be thoroughly cleaned out....and it appears to be occasionally occupied by a boar
: And as an added bonus, today we noticed one of the kitty's is pregnant. They are mostly half wild cats that only come up to be fed (all but this one). Now I know why she's so lovey.
After exploring a bit, we have found that we are only about 30 min away form the nearest town, although it is a tiny one (No Wal-Mart
). It just feels very far removed, which I adore.
bubbles- Congrats on the new babe! I saw your pics, and he's gorgeous. Miles looks absolutely enamoured of him. Yeah, no military for him. (Oh, darn, they disqualified him from service for an "undisclosed medical reason")....odd that they won't give a reason, but I'm glad he can't go in. This gives him the opportunity to broaden his horizons. Now if he'd just stop being such a right-winger......