I'm probably not being specific enough, but whatever. We are considering some land that is all wooded (not thickly, but the trees are old and big). How hard is it to clear forest to make an acre or two of food-growing land?
And it's only just shy of 4 acres, which feels like not-very-much. We were hoping for 10-15, though DH says it's all in how USEABLE the acres are, and most larger lots have a portion that is useless. Also, our reason for wanting more was to maintain our privacy, but I think we'd have reasonable privacy due to the location of this land. I don't know whether to consider something smaller than 5 acres. We want to have the option of growing most of our own food (at least for DH and I once the kids are gone) and some smaller livestock as well (chickens, sheep, maybe a goat). We were hoping for a woodlot so we could meet our heating needs ourselves if necessary, but I wonder if that is too much to hope for.
Anyone have thoughts or experiences to share?
Amanda, mom to Everest (12), Alden (10-1/2), Ellery (7-1/2), & Avery (6)