Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
I know that everyone asks for the "best place" to homesead or farm. I understand that there is no perfect place, but I am just trying to figure out where to start looking. I am about 5 years from purchasing property and just want to start my research. When I buy property I want to build my own energy-efficient [and self-sufficient] home, I want to have a self-sufficient garden/greenhouse, I want to own livestock, etc. As far as personal life, I want to birth my children with a midwife [either at home or at a home-like midwife environment], I want to home-school my children and I want them to grow up in a safe place where they can run around and be outside a lot. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear where and why. Thank you!
Hello and nice to meet you. I am new to this forum, but I read your post. I am from Kentucky and let me tell you there are lots of acreage for sale here in Kentucky especially in the central part of Kentucky. There are some beautiful places near Bowling Green and Somerset and in between. Edmonton is where many people choose to farm. It is beautiful with lots of rolling hills and flat lands, some of which are already cleared and ready for a farm. Other places to farm is in Tennessee particularly around LaFollette TN or near Franklin TN. Tennessee is always beautiful and I've been to Harrogate and to Knoxville TN, but the other ones I mentioned are more prettier in terms of farms especially if you are planning on having horses and cows. There are also some beautiful places around Lexington KY if you want horses. The amish communities though I think are the best for farming in central KY. Good luck, I hope this helps you.