I am trying to get a rough estimate of the amount of land I am going to need. Thought I would throw this out to the group and see what everyone's thoughts were. I am in the planning stages of my homestead now, intend on buying land in the next couple of years. I grew up on a homestead, and I can't wait to get back. I want to have a self sufficient homestead, but I'm not too sure on how much land I would need to do that. Let me list out what all I have planned, and let me know what you all think. Permanent stuff: 10-15 apple trees 20-20 blueberry bushes 3-5 cherry trees 3-5 pear trees a nice blackberry patch im figuring close to an acre and a half for gardening purposes 15-25 chickens 1-3 bovines ( havent settled on a particular breed) 3-5 turkeys honey bees 3-5 rabbits Yearly stuff: 30-50 chickens for meat 10-20 turkeys a calf or two 10-20 rabbits Probably some horses too. I want to be able to farm some land for the grain, I am thinking a good hayfield, corn for feed/milling for corn meal, wheat for feed and human cunsumption, and prolly oats as well. I am all about heirloon genetics, whether it be plant or animal. I want the breeding/seeding stock on site. I am thinking in the 30-50 acre range, 30 would be tight, 50 would leave me room fer extras like a nice shhoting range Thoughts on this? Thanks everyone!