Hello to all forum members. My name is Don and I am a new member of the forum. I will give you the quick 411 on me.. I am single, forty-one years old, no children and have been an 'armchair homesteader' for the past decade. With the right amount of luck and plenty of my cash, I will be closing on a new place of my own in the Ocala National Forest in Florida. Its a small place but I hope to expand in the future. My interests are in self-sufficiency on as many levers as possible. I hope to raise a goodly size garden, a small citrus orchard, a few yard fowl, rabbits and make an efficient intergrated system homeplace for myself (I would hope in the future to add a female partner that is also into homsteading, self sufficiency) I am fortunare enough to be getting started after planning for a long time. I know I will make a lot of mistakes along the way, but a life without mistakes would be such a boring ride. When I come to the fork in the road, I don't take the well traveled road.. or the road less traveled.. I would rather blaze my own trail and see the things everyone else missed. I am looking forward to becoming a part of your community.