Hello All, I am new to this group and am woandering what is the definition (for this group) of Homesteading? MY husband and I moved from Atlanta to rural NC 2 1/2 years ago. We have started a small farm/non-profit working with at-risk youth. We are licensed Foster Parents and give most of what we grow to the community. I am hoping to get chickens by next Spring to give away eggs. We planted about 1/2-1 acre this year and are expanding for Fall crops and next Spring hope to be planting about 5-10 acres. I love to work on the garden, canning, freezing, cooking. Our first year growing did great, we have had tons of bounty. Looking forward to meeting lots of folks and making lots of new friends. Blessings, Susan B.