My family and I are the proud new owners of 10 acres of agricultural land here in Northern Alberta. We have been looking for the right piece of land for years and this past week we purchased it. This has been a long and emotional process for us, we tried last year but didn't qualify for what we needed to buy and build. This year with the generosity of our family we were able to purchase a piece of land. The 10 acres is fully wooded mostly with Aspen/Poplar but there is a good mix of willow and a few birch, spruce, and fir. I will cultivate the land and try to encourage more of the bird and conifers to grow. Our plans is to do a self build right from the clearing of land right up to the building of the house. We will bring in trades only when needed. Over the past two weekends we have started clearing our driveway and I can say with certainty this will be a slow process. We have three little kids and my wife is pregnant with our fourth so my workforce mostly consists of me. Our goal is to clear 2.5 acres of the land and start a small homestead with the goal of becoming self sufficient. We plan to raise chickens for eggs and meat as well as a Jersey cow for milk and a calf each year. This will be hard work but well worth the trouble. I plan to create a bushcraft area where I can spend time working on my skills, overnighting, teaching my kids and others, and working on my bushclass requirements. This will be a very long and ongoing post, I hope to post updates over the coming weeks, months, and even years sharing our progress with you all. Thanks for being a great forum community, a place to learn and share. Here it is Hard to tell but there is a 20 foot wide by 100 foot long path cut into the timber LOTS of work to go, I hope you stay tuned. This place has been an encouragement and an ongoing way for me to live vicariously through so many of your adventures and posts. Thank you all for all that you post on here.