Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

December 17, 2009

Small Farm Efficiency

Taken from "" Article # 15173
by: Les Sellnow
Poole offers the following history concerning how the U.S. Census of Agriculture has defined a farm through the years:
1850-1869 $100 in agriculture product sales; 
1870-1899 $500 in sales, or three acres; 
1900-1909 One full-time person; 
1910-1924 $250 in sales, three acres, or one  full-time person;
1925-1949 $250 in sales or three acres; 
1950-1958 $250 and three acres, or $250 in  sales;
1959-1974 $50 and 10 acres, or $250 in sales;  and
1975-present $1,000 in sales. 

This is an interesting article. I wish I could come close to qualifying! Lots of good stuff available at this site for all you horse lovers or wannabees.
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