At today's tax rates, every dollar you save is from $1.25 to $150 earned. Plus, there is nothing like fresh sweet corn, green beans, peas, peaches, and eggs. Unless you can live in poverty and enjoy it you must have a job to support your "farming". There are great tax breaks and other benefits. This year, due to then CCP virus, I got $709 for the eight cattle I had and the three I sold. Hey, might as well get some of it because you will be paying for it eventually.How does anyone make money homesteading ??