Green Acres is the place for me
February 20, 2014 4:28 AM Subscribe
I'm turning 30 this year. My husband and I are discussing a retirement plan that includes a farm in South Carolina. Can you recommend some resources (blogs, persons willing to email, books, etc) so that we can make an informed decision about whether to do this and what sort of financial planning we'll have to do to make it happen?
Our goal is to purchase a home with 40-100 acres, and either develop portions of it ourselves or maintain the current status. We are interested in fruit/vegetables, less interested in livestock, and would be more focused on being self-sustaining & sharing with friends/neighbors than on selling our harvests. I am currently a person who likes to garden - what experiences and knowledge should I seek out over the next 25-30 years if I want this plan to be successful?
I have read MonkeyToes's excellent comment and a few previous farming-related questions, but I have a wrinkle:We currently live in Ohio, with very different soil/climate than our preferred retirement locations, so WOOFF-ing or volunteering is a less workable idea.