CountryGoalie said:I, too, would love to hear of anyone homesteading up here. I currently live in upstate NY - in a highly "lake-effect-snow prone" area, and have been wondering if there is anyone up this way who homesteads.
While I'm not in a situation to move out and start up a homestead, I am very interested in the possibilities of living on a homestead in the future, and I love the area. So, to echo HollyHobbie2004 - does anyone homestead up here? And what's it like?
I am not a homesteader, but here is a climate link for the southern finger lakes region(Ithaca NY) that shows annual temps, precipitation and snowfall by month: http://www.nrcc.cornell.edu/climate/ithaca/enhanced.htmlHollyHobbie2004 said:How is your weather? My BF is concerned about moving somewhere with so much snow that it would immobilize us during the winter. About how much snow do you usually get? Rain? What's it like in the summer?
Rouen said:I dont live on a homestead but-
I live in NW MA it's not uncommon in a hard winter for us to get 1-2' of snow over night(not everynight ) and -17 but normal winters are a steady 3' of snow on the ground maybe a little more and low's of -5 to -10 *F.
have you thought about maybe WV or VA?
sue currin said:Ever thought about Maine? it is great the winters are cold but they keep the roads clear. Land is still around 500,00 an acer and the people are nice. I'v been here a year, but just got to move in the farm last week and all ready have had help unloading my things and help with heading up a spring, and some fish droped off. the nerest store is only 15 miles away. the price of rough cut wood is still low and building doesn't cost an arm and a leg. good luck where ever you go, I am from NC and the snow whould stop all movement down there, not here. sue