We are seriously considering buying a home any time soon and I keep bouncing back n forth on 1/2 acre versus 1+ acres, due to the price of course. Sometimes I see a house that would be perfect but it only has 1/2 acre, the houses we are looking at have trails neighboring them so that is a plus, my concern is if the land is only 1/2 acre will we smell the manure every day when we open our windows?
Some folks I know who don't have horses say you need at least 1.5 acres to avoid the smell.
Although the smell does not bother me that much when I am in the horse environment, I don't necessarily want to smell it every day when I open my windows.
Please bear in mind there will be 2 horses and they will be fed hay throughout the day along with 2-3feeds a day, it's not an issue about them getting enough food it's more about them being far enough away from the house to avoid smell inside.
Here in California the zoning department recommend 20,000sq ft=1/2 acre for 6 horses, we will only have 2 though.
If you can advise me on this matter it would be greatly appreciated
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