The Grow System
It touches on what she expects in the future. Also, asks you to consider some pretty relevant questions.
This! When we moved here we started from scratch. Moved in on August 7th and realized we had 2, maybe 3 months tops to acquire at least 5 cords of wood, cut, split and stacked to heat our home for the winter. We got it done, but never want to do it again on that tight a timeline.
We also bought a tractor right away. It has been a godsend for getting major heavy jobs done. It is our lawnmower, snow plow, wood moving workhorse.
Having a good stock of wood for heating and cooking is essential for winters.
I do a lot of canning and freezing fresh produce and meals. I keep a lot of dried beans and fruits too.
Chickens, ducks, a cow and/or a goat or two for milk and meat.
Wish we had a tractor but a small tiller is it for now.