I would love to know what the difference is in a homestead and a farmstead. And while I am being nosy about everyone's business, I would love to know just where and how long you all have been homesteading (whether or not you still have day jobs!) and what your end goals are. Does this ever work for long? Mine lasted 8 years, but I am hearing a lot of beginners out there on these forums and wonder if there are any oldtimers out there or not! My goal is self-sufficiency--off the grid, hunt and forage my jungle, grow my meat and fruit and eventually add back my garden and bees. I have no greater satisfaction than sitting down to a meal that I supplied from first to last, preferably in a place I built just my way...... I'm back building up again after giving it up 20 years ago (DH just didn't understand that country life was not a license to sit and watch the weeds grow and DW work in the garden) and have found my center again. But aside from this website, I seem to be out of step with most of the people I know.