One of the reasons I find it difficult to post is that I live in an area where there is only satellite Internet service and the connections are incredibly slow and spotty. While I would not change a thing I am where I am supposed to be I mentions all of these little drawbacks as a caution to those who are looking for their perfect homestead sites. I have a contract with my current provider that I do not want to pay to break so I will stick it out, but in about six months I will be able to switch to another server who now is offering a much faster connection via satellite. I do not know if it's okay to post the names of the companies so I won't but if anyone is curious drop me an email.
On a more positive note, as of October 2017 we finally have a home on our property! After a lot of research and contemplation we agreed to put a new single wide mobile home on the land instead of building a house. While financially it may not be the better investment, for our convenience and peace of mind it was the most practical choice and I could not be happier or more comfortable than I am in my new home. My husband and I are both 54 and felt that at our age we just wanted to get to the business of homesteading on our land, raising our critters, growing our garden and so we celebrated our first Christmas in our new home and it was wonderful.