Is there a web site or book or some sort of collection that goes by state and talks about how the land is there and the laws. Like for example, we are looking to buy some land, but have no idea what to look for. We know we want some trees, and good soil. But as I am reading more about homesteading, I am realizing that there is different types of land good for different things. And also that there are different laws (like I never realized there were laws against collecting rainwater!). It would be so great for the beginning homesteader to have a refrence which talks about the different states, the temperatures, the growing seasons, the laws and different things a homesteader should consider when buying land. Also, I would love if someone could share any words of wisdom about what to look for and where to look (state and city). What kind of laws should we check out and where do we find that information? Anyything else we should consider?? Also, I worry about having a wooded area and the possibility to ticks. And I would really love to have some sort of water (like a river running through it or something) that we could play in, but worry about the diseases that come with still water like ponds - is there anything to that?). Thanks for any words on this too. Thanks.