Moonwolf, I can understand the problems of not having the homestead all in one location. My farming operations are like that. My parents lived in town on a 1/4 acre lot and were a generation removed from farmiing. I always wanted a parcel of land that was mine. Exactly why, I do not know. Anyway, I ended up buying a parcel with a run down house that no one else wanted. It was all I could afford at the time. Later I had the opportunity to buy other nonadjoining parcels. It seems that I never had enough money to buy one large farm but could put enough together to buy smaller places. Even where I live now on a grain farm I have an equipment shed but the main farming operations is about a mile away. I have a difficult time jocking the equipment around and finding someone to give me a ride or to drive a truck. It seems that what I need for a task is in one place and I am in another. On the plus side, if something unfavorable happens in one place it doesn't impact the other.