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We have a half-acre Homestead in central Pennsylvania - we love reading your blog. Our homestead is known as Dharma Dogs Farm and we are fixing up a 110 year old, much abused farmhouse. We have so far, installed geothermal heating and cooling, solar hot water, and 5k solar electric. We grow a lot of our own food, and we live with three German Shepherds, who the farm is named after (well, not them particularly, but their predeessor, Storm).

You can read about our antics at

Peace. Love . Laughter

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One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime