I have the outlines of a dream homestead in mind and every time I think of it, the chorus from “If I Were a Rich Man” plays in my head. It sits on a small acreage, less than 15. It has a good sized, stocked lake, space for an expanded back yard garden, a greenhouse and a mixed fruit orchard. There is a place for a small apiary and for backyard chickens.
Close on the heels of the song from Fiddler on the Roof is a tongue in cheek quote I first heard in a Michael Pollan book:
As the farmer who won the lottery said when asked what he was going to do with his winnings, “Keep farming until it’s all gone.”
While I enjoy the idea of my dream homestead, I am going to keep trying to make my .2 acres as productive as possible in the meantime!