I'm looking forward to asking questions and learning everything I can! I'm trying to move to the old family land, but lots of issues to deal with before it can happen. 5 acres, three houses, and a barn, and I lived in one of the houses when I was little. Right now it is two hours away from where I live, two houses are in serious disrepair, and the third is occupied by a family friend who looks after the place. Working on making some lifestyle changes now so they will be habit, sorting out major financial tangles, starting a business, commuting to another "regular" job, and wishing I had learned more when I was younger. My husband and I may be living separately soon, so if I do move to the farm it will be on my own, and my daughter will be leaving for college this summer. My son is in his early twenties and still at home, thinking about going with me to the farm, but that's not a guarantee, so I may be doing this thing solo. I know very little about gardening, next to nothing about animals, and the house situation scares me. Last time I stayed there the kerosene heater was all I had to heat with, pipes busted, mice have all but taken over, and it's so drafty your hair blows when it's windy outside. Currently no electricity, water is shut off til the pipes are fixed, and who knows what the mouse has gotten to. Shudder. I'll have lots of beginner questions, and I plan on reading as much as I can! Any pointers along the way are greatly appreciated.