Raised on a grain farm in Minnesota, college in Wisconsin (B.S. Double Major in Chemistry and Dance), moved here for ballet/contemporary ambitions. Now I work for an artist, welding aluminum/stainless/copper/silicon bronze sculptures and generally existing. My varied focus points to a generally expanding hodgepodge, not completely satisfied, but not in a tiff either.
Someday, I will have my own farm, with two diary cows, three pigs/year, 12 chickens, a horse and a dog (and one ferocious cat). The garden will be three acres, and there will most definitely be a root cellar. Ideally, in the first year, there's a mass planting of fruit trees, but it's not essential to the grand vision. The shop will have tools and winter projects, plenty of grazing acreage and at least some forested bits. Next to a river? Ok, that's asking too much. But everything besides the river is going to happen, if I get the river it'd be a bonus, but I won't pass up a perfectly perfect place if it's not next to a narrowish body of water.