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Digital Subscriptions > Hobby Farms > Best Of HF > THE MANY WONDERS OF THE Woodlot


Reduce your fuel and food costs by heating with and eating from your woodlot and yard.

Chances are that if you own a hobby farm, you have a woodlot, whether it’s a spread of 5 acres or 50. I believe that anyone with a woodlot can not only maximize its benefit to wildlife but also let it serve as a way to save on heating and food bills.

My wife and I live on 38 acres that also feature a home for our daughter, her husband and their two boys. Both households gain all their firewood from the land. Plus, my son-in-law and I hunt the property, and we gather many gallons of wild berries as well as nuts. Here are the steps we initiated and the acts we took to make our land more hospitable to wildlife while also being more productive for us.


One of the first things my wife and I did after we bought the land, cleared some trees and had our house built was stop mowing approximately 1⁄3 of the already small lawn. We planted the typical garden on one part of the former lawn, but we merely let the other section grow up in weeds and briars.

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