Hi, I will be retiring in 4 1/2 years (at age 62) and plan on purchasing some acreage in the country or the mountains. It will probably be in TN, NC or VA. I will then either have a house built or purchase a Modular Home. I will hopefully have enough savings to pay cash for the land and house. As far as what I plan to do with the land, I really don't know. I want a woodlot so I can put Deer meat in my freezer and have a large Garden space and plant some Apple and Pear trees. Hopefully their will be a pond, or an area I can dam up to make one. I love wildlife and animals of all kinds but don't see myself raising cows or horses. Maybe a few rabbits and chickens, maybe Guineas. Basically, what I want is the Solitude, away from traffic, City people and neighbors that are too close for comfort. I have dreamed of having 40 or 50 acreas, but I don't think that would be realistic for the kind of life I want. I want to live around wildlife and have a lot of solitude. Maybe 5 or 10 acres would be more like it. What do you all think? How much is enough acres? I would hate to pay taxes on a lot of land that I will probably never use.