Anyone homestead and/or use alternative energy sources?
My DH and I are *this close* to getting our own land!! Only 5 acres, but I think we can do a lot with it!
I'd like to start our very own small farmstead, raising our own vegetables, meat, maybe even a couple of sheep for yarn. I'd also like to research solar panals and windmills for some, somewhat, self-reliant energy sources.
I know there are tons of books on small-scale homesteading, which I do plan on reading (eventually), but I just wondered if anyone of you has any personal experience with the concept.
What were some of the unanticipated problems you encountered when you began? Things the books don't tell you to expect?