Kristy League wrote: the successful homesteaders I hope to be like someday (!) warn against all at once. Focuses on getting good at a few things rather than end up doing badly at a lot of things:)
I 2nd this viewpoint wholeheartedly!
Trace Oswald wrote:
"He told me with 8 acres of good woods, you would never need to cut a living tree."
I started thinning out my wooded area for firewood after retiring. I soon realized there were hundreds of cords of dead wood that was available. It's amazing how much is there after looking so now that's all I use. For the most part it's already dry and true enough, no need to cut living trees. I burn EVERYTHING that's dead including evergreens, basswood, whatever. That wood that is too far rotted to burn I use for hugelkulture material.