I'm just curious, how much land would you be looking for if you were a family of 5? Right now, we don't know much about homesteading as we still feel like city slickers even after 2 years in the country. But when we have our "own" place, we want to slowly begin to become more self-sufficient, growing more and more of our own food, but I honestly have no idea how much space this would take. It seems like it would be a lot. I know how much it costs to BUY that much food and how many carloads I bring home each month! Anyway, if you were us, what would you be looking for?