When we think about homesteading, we often picture a large piece of land – 10, 20 or even 50 acres. But a large number of off-gridders and homesteaders are discovering it’s possible to homestead on a much, much smaller plot … even on one-fourth an acre.
That is the subject of this week’s episode of Off The Grid Radio, as we talk to Carleen Madigan, the editor of The Backyard Homestead, a bestselling book that tells readers how to “produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre.”
Madigan dispels myths about homesteading and land size, and then tells us:
- How to get the most yield out of a small plot of land.
- Which vegetables she would plant first on a small homestead.
- What animals she would buy if she was just starting out.
- How gardening and livestock aren’t the only sources of food for homesteaders.
Finally, Madigan shares with us why homesteading isn’t limited to rural areas, and how even people who live in the city can take part in a self-reliant life. Don’t miss this show that will broaden your view of what “homesteading” is all about!