My husband and I have just purchased 5 acres in the Ottawa Valley with the plan to build a new farmhouse and start up a small hobby farm/homestead in order to live as self sufficient a life as possible . We both work full time so it will be an interesting challenge to see how we can balance both work and crops/animals and we are starting with a blank slate. Our property currently has about 3 acres of hay field in the front and 2 acres of light bush at the back. We have a million steps to get to where we want to be but I'm excited to begin the journey. I want to say thanks to Leigh from "5 Acres And A Dream" blog, for setting a fabulous example and inspiring me to record my own journey. Her site touched a chord with me and I hope mine can be at least a fraction as interesting. I welcome anyone who would like to follow along with us to see how we progress, and welcome any comments and suggestions.
A view of the front three acres. The property measures 333 x 667