buying land for small family farmSubmitted by ellaforliberty on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 16:34
I'm considering buying acerage in northwest South Carolina in the Greenville area. How many acres would be sufficient to provide for a family of five? I'm thinking of a vegetable garden, trout pond, chickens, goats and other necessities to live off the land. Any guesses? Would ten acres be enough? Twenty acres? I wouldn't want to be short on acerage. If you have a small family farm, how much land do you use? Any help would be much appreciated. Another question would be to those who live in that area--is the northwest corner of South Carolina a good place to grow things? Is the soil and weather condusive to these goals? Thanks.