OurBoys Posted November 15, 2011 Report Share Posted November 15, 2011 I am driving myself crazy looking for some acreage to buy. DH & I were thinking about buying some in Oregon so we could retire out there but the cost of land sent us into sticker shock. We're now back to looking in NC. I found a location that is close enough so we can "run up there" in case we find something plus with the elevation being 2800-3000 ft the humidity shouldn't be as bad. The problem is, so far I haven't found anything larger than 2.44 acres. I know I haven't been looking that long and something might come on the market but what is the minimum amount of acreage do you guys think we could get by on? I'm wanting a decent size vegetable garden (I'm sure the size will vary from year to year depending on what we plant), a place to grow fruit trees/shrubs, a yard to play with the dogs, the house of course, and 3-4 Nigerian Dwarf goats and a barn or building of some sort. Maybe it's because because DH & I are wanting 8-10 acres but I can't picture in my mind 2.44 acres working for us. I've been doing my research on ND's. Some people keep their goats on a lot less land but I also read they should be rotated to different pastures to reduce the risk of them picking up parasites. But at the same time, I don't know if 8-10 acres will become available. I need a reality check. I know I'm feeling impatient and I/we don't want to make an impulse buy, especially since this is going to be our retirement place as well. Any advice you guys have will be appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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