40 years I was homesteading in northern Wisconsin on 3/4 of an acre with 200 foot frontage on the Wisconsin . We had chickens , 2 goats that I milked 2 times a day . A 30 by20 foot garden completely fenced in to protected from the deer and others . I also worked full time as a LPN. and had time to fish , explore and forage, spin and knit , read and walk in the woods. Life was good and bad , sweet and bitter but always simple.