Dh,Children,& I have been considering & discussing a move from here in Indiana to Northern Ontario. We have seriously looked into this for the past 2 years. We are in agreement that we would like to go for it, but are still considering the effects such a move would have on other family members. We are presently looking at 3 properties. Finding answers to these questions is just more information we need to make our final decision. At this time we are considering buying the land now then moving in the spring. During this summer Dh, and oldest son could go up and set up fencing for livestock, getting a well put in, clearing a lane for a drive, clearing a spot for a travel trailor we plan to live in until the house is done. We plan to build a cordwood home and barn. At this time we have over 70 young pullets. These are good breeds, healthy and a lot has gone into raising them to be exactly what we want. They will start laying this Sept. We also have 5 milking goats and 2 wethers. Our milking goats produce very high quality, great tasting milk, and an abundence of it. A lot has gone into making sure we have the quality of animals we desire and we would hate to have to start all over. We are looking into more remote areas and a supply of fresh milk and eggs would be helpful to us. Immediete shelter for the chickens and goats would not be a problem. We could set up the livestock trailors we move them in for temp. quarters until the barn could be completed. They would have about the same amount of space they have now. We also have family pets that would be hard to part with. How do we find out how moving them across the border could be handled.(fees, heath checks, quarantine if any) Also how do we find out about how moving possessions is handled. Are there taxes levied on personal items moved when moving across borders? We have been in the process of simplifying our lives and getting rid of a lot so there isn't much that we don't care to part with, but some items are essential to the homesteading lifestyle and would be needed for building our home. I know some of these questions may seem silly, but we would appreciate any help that could be given. Especially from anyone who has made a move such as this. Thanks!