I think at times the best thing for me to do is get a 10-20 acre farm, some chickens, goats, vegetables etc and work part time to pay various bills while I work the farm to keep me alive and fed. This would be a nice self sustaining lifestyle, at least until I am too old to be able to continue anymore. The alternative I was thinking of was.. WHY? Why spend all the money on all the land, all the expensive machines to work it, the time expense of working it, not being able to go anywhere because the animals, etc. Why not work a normal 40 hours a week, instead of buying a tractor, buy a storehouse and just periodically fill it with the things I would have grown anyhow. I mean seriously, its a lot more work harvesting 100lbs of corn than it is for me to work my normal job and buy that same 100lbs of corn with 15 minutes work/wage time. Has anyone gone the second route? If I did that I'd probably buy 5 acres on a gov land line so at least i didnt have neighbors, have a 3/2 and a 2 room storehouse/work room on the property.