My boyfriend and I bought 17.71 acres in a small town called Ben Wheeler, Texas. It has been a dream of mine to have a Log Cabin in the woods. I'm finally getting my dream to come true, and after a slow start because of rain, the log home if now half way done. And now we're at a stop with only the shell of the home done. Then as I was doing research on another activity I want to do at my new place, I found this website. One of the things I wanted to find out about was the steps to take to homestead my property, along with having dairy goats, chickens, and maybe even a couple of horses. If my old self can still get up on a horse and ride. My parents moved us to California after my dad retired from the U. S. Navy in 1971 and his last post was in Albuquerque, New Mexico Kirkland Air Force Base. Which is where my aunt started me riding at the young age of 3. I would have been happier stay there or even moving to Montana where my dad was from. But now I get to do what I've always felt I was meant to do, as least I hope I get to soon. I'm not someone who does well being trapped somewhere I don't like. And I'm not a city mouse, I'm a country mouse.