Originally Posted by Concerned_ Citizen
Hello all. My wife, 3 yr old daughter and I will be moving down to GA very soon. This will be our first time living in this state. Our hopes are to be able to secure a 10-20 acre plot and start working toward self sustainment and self reliance.
This will be our first time attempting this. Our goal is to be able to hunker down and survive without leaving the property for at least a year or so if need be. This is something that we have been trying to secure in our present position in NE ohio but due to lack of funds have been unable to secure the property that we need....
We are slowly gaining the required skills for such an endeaver. We have latched on to a really awsome Amish family that allows us to come down and learn/help when we can.....We butchered our first hog a few weeks back! that was exciting......trying to learn as much as we can with hands on exp.
last year we tanned our first couple of deer hides and was suprised with our ability.
My wife is a master in the kitchen......canning, fermenting, etc.
Does anyone have any first hand exp of small scale sustainable farming in GA? will be working in the city of warner robins and willing to commute an hour if need be.
Welcome Concerned Citizen. I was raised in North Georgia. Grew up on a small farm that supplemented my parents' income. Best bet is to get with a local who has experience growing things in the southern part of the state or contact the county AG extension.
Depending on where you buy....land runs from $900 to $5500 an acre. Unless you are paying for land in full and with cash your best bet is owner financing as it tends to be 2 to 3 percentage points below the banks.
When do you plan on coming down?