We are currently living in CO and are looking towards homesteading. We are basically wanting to be mostly self-sufficient, have an adequate garden, a goat or two for milk and cheese, and possibly chickens for eggs (have to read up on it ALL as we have no idea about ay of this and are as non-country as can be). We are also wanting a more simplified lifestyle (that doesn't mean we don't want to work, we understand owning land and animals is a lot of work). Anyways, we are currently wanting to move and have no idea about how to go about getting the house and land we want. We have a realtor, but he needs specifics of what we are looking for to narrow the field and get us what we want. What do we tell him? Also, what can I do in the house we are currently in? It is a suburb and while we do have enough room for a small (VERY SMALL) garden, nothing grew this year but one pumpkin (and we didn't even plant pumpkins!). I am trying to use cast iron, but don't really know how and they are not becoming the well seasoned friends I had hoped they would be (is that because we only have an electric stove?). We have cut out a lot of TV watching. What else? We currently bought two books through amazon (The Encycolpedia of Country Living and whatever other book came with it about self-suffeciency). We are waiting for those to come in and read before we head to the library to check out other books we have seen mentioned on this list. I wish there was a class we could attend on this! LOL! Anyways, thanks for any help and words of wisdom!