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Hi,

My DH and I live in south west Nova Scotia. We purchased our property in July 2016. While we're not necessarily looking to create a complete homestead by normal definitions we are looking to become as self-sustaining as we can. We've got 2 acres, but only 3/4 of an acre is cleared. Our main focus is fruit and vegetable gardening with the possibility of egg chickens in the future.
I work full time and DH is on small pension. Our family is rounded out by 2 cats and a dog.
Since it's just the two of us it shouldn't be that hard to grow enough fruits and veggies for ourselves for a year, right?! LOL I guess it's a good thing we like preserving.

Have a great day!
Claire =)
 

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Welcome to the forum Claire! not sure where south west is. Linda is here also. she's from Yarmouth County. and a couple more i think. I'm in Dartmouth myself right now. I still have my land out around the Halifax Airport where I had a hobby farm but now grow some veggies etc.

you can grow plenty on 3/4 of an acre. that was what I started with and had chickens,2 pigs etc.etc. we got a great bunch here. you can learn a lot from them. i know I did.not only homesteading. we cover most things. hope you enjoy your stay! ~Georgia
 

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I agree Newfieannie we have two and a half acres. We have goats ,rabbits, pigs. ducks, chickens Fruit trees( we just started) veggie garden, herb boxes, nut trees. We are still planning for new things. It is a life style and a frame of mind.
 

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Hi folks! Another scotian here. Raised in west hants outside of windsor most my life. currently living near porters lake in the eastern shore. looking at land and houses for over a year trying to find a place but currently have 3 heritage breed layers (8 more hatching this weekend and then another 2 dozen or so going in the incubator right after!) veggie gardens blackberry bushes and meat birds coming!) nice to know there are like minded nova scotians here!
 

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"Howdy Hey" from Northport, NS. Moved here a year ago from Ontario. We have 60 acres, 50 acres is bush. I sell chicken hatching eggs and have a fresh produce stand to keep me happy and busy.
 
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