There are different strategies when it comes to making money and sustaining yourself on a homestead or completely off-grid. If you want to make money off-grid, the best way is to combine these strategies into a combination that works best for you.
Goats are fun. They're social. And they provide milk and meat to your homestead. But picking out what goat is right for you is an important first step. Start by asking yourself what you'll be using it for. A pet? Milk? Meat? Clearing brush?
Here, I'll go over some popular dairy goat breeds and what makes them champions.
There are a variety of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to survive. In a desperate situation, if you are eating and miss out on these, you can die of malnutrition. (That's not good).
If you're planning on living off-grid, think of it as a long term survival scenario. You need to ensure you're getting adequate food, water, rest, shelter, etc. But you also need to break these down and make sure you're getting the right balance of nutrients to sustain yourself long term.
Chickens are the key ingredient for a successful Permaculture Food Forest.
To build a food forest, you need to build an ecosystem where all your plants AND animals work together. Ground fowl including chickens, turkeys, guinea hens, etc will fill that role eating bugs, turning up soil, and keeping everything healthy.
Trees are the anchors in a food forest. Make them count by picking a variety of fruit and nut trees to feed yourself and the animals relying on you.
Here's a list of dryland fruit trees that I put together many years ago when I was looking for trees to plant on my Food Forest in New Mexico.
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