Friday, July 2, 2010

survey says

Hey CAF readers! Where are you from? I'll start:

Jenna Woginrich
Jackson, NY

Future Lamb and Wool operation, current homesteading web designer.



Blogger Viggie's Veggies said...

West Allis, WI
urban homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger angela jiniel said...

Swanton, OH
mini-urban homesteader and graphic designer

July 2, 2010 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Drew Shiel said...

Drew Shiel, Kildare, Ireland
Online Marketer/Minor-league gardener

July 2, 2010 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger A Northern Farmer said...

Gatineau, Quebec
Full time self-sufficient homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Chickamauga, Georgia
outback homesteader
raise milk goats and grass fed beef and BR turkeys and chickens

July 2, 2010 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Skamaghetten said...

Glen Burnie, MD
Urban Homesteader, Computer Forensic Examiner

July 2, 2010 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

Clovis, NM (for now)
Professional at false starts and wandering accountant.

July 2, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger The Curmudgeon said...

Liz Scheier
Brooklyn, NY
Editor, homesteading voyeur

July 2, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Erin Bednarczyk
Wanna be/future homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

housewife, gardener,travel buff

July 2, 2010 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger PrincessJaime said...

Davenport, FL
Accountant and someday chicken owner

July 2, 2010 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger The Dream... said...

Lanarkshire, Scotland
Newbie Smallholder!

July 2, 2010 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

Jamesville, NY
G'ment office worker (to pay the bills),
Artist (because I must),
Antique Shop clerk (because I want to)

July 2, 2010 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

(Finger Lakes area)

Not a farmer or homesteader, just enjoy reading about all your adventures.

July 2, 2010 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger My Edible Yard said...

Pembroke Pines, FL

Urban homesteader and medical transcriptionist

July 2, 2010 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger BlueGate said...

Marion County, IA
chemical-free vegetable farmer

July 2, 2010 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...


Homeschooling mom of five in the city. Homesteading with a garden and Angoras on less than 1/10th of an acre.

Tampa, FL

July 2, 2010 at 7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


July 2, 2010 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Patsy said...

Marshall, IL

Small town dweller and lover all things nature.

July 2, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Je Pense said...

Suburban Rhode Island
Current summer farm volunteer, future semi-commercial shepherd, student
don't trust my name to the internet

July 2, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Missy said...

Melissa Sanders (Missy)
Ringgold, GA
backyard homesteader and current job seeker.

I see there is a fellow reader who just down the road from me in Chickamauga - Kris, who is only a few miles away. HELLO!

July 2, 2010 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Churchton, MD
wanna be farmer

PS - I had to place this comment with an account I don't use anymore because of your comments setting... I'd comment more if I could use my own name/url.

July 2, 2010 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Skiatook, OK
librarian/homesteader when I can

July 2, 2010 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Munford, TN
Wannabe homesteader
College student
nursing assistant

July 2, 2010 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Dawn Dutton said...

Dawn Dutton
Northfield Wi
Administrative Asst.
Chemical Free Hobby Farm owner...
I raise Llamas, Horses, Chickens, Ducks, Sheep....

July 2, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Butts said...

Jennifer Sobecki
Nashville, IN

Mother of two preschoolers, gardener and forager, part-time watershed forester.

July 2, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

July 2, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger LilacCottageGoats said...

Kelly, Bloomingdale OH
One acer homesteader, Trying to live a self-sufficient life raising our own laying and meat chickens, milking goats, and most of our produce.

July 2, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Windsor Mills, MD
Stay-at-home-mom, historian, suburban homesteader and small-scale Heirloom Tomato grower

July 2, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Liz Medling
Columbia, MO
Perpetual temp-worker and wannabe baker with delusions of gardening

July 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

McDonough, NY
Gardening on 2 rocky acres with chickens and bees.

July 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Westfarm Goat Mom said...

Lori Tigner
Westfarm Goats
Indian Hills, CO

Milk goats, chickens, and anthropology professor

July 2, 2010 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Jennifer (It Ain't Meat, Babe) said...

Ottawa, Ontario

Gardener, Writer, Civil Servant

July 2, 2010 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger pjo2179 said...

Pamela O'Brien
Wilson, NY
stay at home mom to 2 boys, livestock farmer- chickens and heritage breed pigs

July 2, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Vaedri said...

Mississauga, Ontario
Office drone doing labels and regulatory work for a food company

July 2, 2010 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger Mansfield knitter said...

Mansfield, TX
Former SD homesteader (5 acres, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkey, geese, super large gardens, pumpkin plots) and currently a Texan urban homesteader (small garden and a basset) who works at a private university as an assistant acquisitions librarian but dreams of someday moving back to the land.

July 2, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger DivaHick said...

Northeast Ohio
small hobby farm
sahm to 2 minions

July 2, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger WoodElves said...

Heather Wood
Virginia Beach, VA

Wife & human resource assistant

July 2, 2010 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger MistySeptember said...

Misty Torrey

Genesee, PA

Preschool Teacher living on a grass/grazing based dairy farm

July 2, 2010 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Tobi said...

Sherman, CT

cellist- skiier- quilter
corporate day-job

July 2, 2010 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lansdale, PA
Erotic romance novelist and homesteader in training

July 2, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

West Brookfield, MA
Engineer by day
Farm-builder evenings and weekends

July 2, 2010 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Macomb, IL
Grad student, historian, farm groupie, first-time gardener and general ne'er do well

July 2, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Dan and Tam
Future Sandgate dwellers.

July 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger 17th stitch said...

central CT
Math teacher and knitter
Not a homesteader, not much of a gardener

July 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Flartus said...

Charlotte, NC
Corporate cubicle rat, p/t French instructor.
Lifetime gardener, farmers' market volunteer, former and future chicken owner.

July 2, 2010 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Getting out... said...

John Collins
Fort Worth, Texas
Sub-Urban Homesteader, land seeker, and future self-sustaining dirt worshiper.

July 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger esteemed director said...

I'm from Cedar Lake, NS, Canada.

An Executive Director of a Residential Children's Camp and Retreat Center. No farm, just a dog and a lot of children. Simply enjoy your blog

July 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Harper Woods, MI (just outside of Detroit)
Urban homesteader and freelance writer/blogger

July 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

Sioux City, Iowa

July 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Waverly, NY

I have never posted a comment but faithfully read CAF and LOVE it. I am currently a SAHM and housewife with laying chickens and veggie garden and hopes to soon have dairy goats:-)

July 2, 2010 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Knoxville, MD

gardner, canner, soon-to-own-chickens. Love your inspiration

July 2, 2010 at 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Harper

Cornwall, England (Land of Sheep and Honey)
Formerly of Atlanta, GA

Writer, Photographer, Expat Travel-Girl

July 2, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Peppersteak said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

July 2, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Courtney F., Fairfax, VA
librarian and Barnheart sufferer

July 2, 2010 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Hound Doggy said...

Warrensburg, Missouri
Retail shop owner
gardener---mostly fruit.

July 2, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Farmgirl Cyn said...

Allendale, MI...20 miles east of the shores of Lake Michigan
Child of the King of Kings, wife of one man nearly 39 years, mother of 5, memere of 4, lover of good food, gardening, cookbooks... chicken keeper, and an expert in the field of starting new projects and not finishing them.

July 2, 2010 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Yvonne Clark
Wilkes Barre, PA
Clerk Typist 2/Nursing Student
Lover of cats

July 2, 2010 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger DomestiKatie. said...

just left NYC behind for Lewisburg, WV.
future homesteader, but it'll be a bit of a transition over the next year.

July 2, 2010 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Dallas, TX
Attempting to urban-homestead, if only the garden would ever produce anything but jalapenos!

July 2, 2010 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Bev said...

Tribes Hill, NY
Federal worker / wannabe gardener

July 2, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Webster, NY
Homemaker, new mom and 'lite' homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger roserain said...

Pittsburgh, PA
homeschooling mama
wanna-be homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

Bourbon County, KY

Trying to live a more self-sustainable life one moment at a time.
Telecommuting Data Miner / DBA by trade.

July 2, 2010 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Grant Wagner said...

Grant Wagner
Deerfield, IL
Employeed Software geek and wannabe techno-hermit.

July 2, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger greenmtngirl said...

Minneapolis, MN
(but originally from central Vt and planning to return soon!)

urban gardener, experimenting with permaculture, dreaming of chickens!

someday shepherd.

July 2, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Sunnyvale CA
Engineer, mom, knitter, backyard gardener

July 2, 2010 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger NYdreamer60 said...

Castle Creek, NY

Born and raised on a farm--working my entire life to get back.

Semi-retired engineer and full time Land Steward

July 2, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger spike said...

Sarah Pike, Charlotte NC
Novice Urban Farmer, Graphic Designer

Working on buying land and starting the real deal.

July 2, 2010 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger A. said...

Alix Baldwin
Fairfax, Virginia
Composer/ Musician
Very amateur gardener :)
Local farmer supporter!

July 2, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger ~~Melissa said...

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
mom, suburban gardener/food grower supremo, blogger, writer, maker of neat-o things, photographer, future hen keeper, frugalista, keeper of the earth

July 2, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

New Bedford MA
beginning gardener
wannabe homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Affi'enia said...

Joelle Ullathorne
West Yorkshire, UK

An admin monkey to pay the bills.
Knitter, seamstress, aspiring spinner and weaver, baker, beginner gardener, new chicken owner.

One day I'll have my farm, predominately chickens but with goats and sheep (and an alpaca if I can smuggle it in)

July 2, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Plant City, Florida
Just moved to new rental, several acres that will have garden, ducks, chickens, dogs, cats, and hopefully goats or sheep by next year.

Old hippie, Jesus person, caregiver to my father, former teacher. Lifelong gardener and friend of animals.

July 2, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger fawny said...

Lafayette, LA
Professional at a non- profit
Soon to be chicken- raiser
Vegetable gardener

July 2, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Clare said...

North Central Washington State

Farmer's daughter on a diary farm while growing up. These days am office worker by day, organic gardener evenings and weekends.

July 2, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Stace said...

Marshfield, VT

Homesteader, homeschooler and Domestic Goddess! :)

July 2, 2010 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger echoeve said...

Echo Eve Kirkland, Southeast,Georgia
gereral cashier

July 2, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

S. Gwozdz
International Corporate Designer by day
Historical re-enactor by weekends
Partial owner of Registered Polled Herefords, but really, I'm just the bankroll and my sister works them.

July 2, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Sheephollow said...

Meridian, Idaho
Hobby farm (4 1/2 acres): sheep, ducks, a horse and more than my fair share of weeds

July 2, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Sarah Hoeft
Mayer, Minnesota
homesteader with out live stock but will be getting sheep, cows and chickens when I move to more land

July 2, 2010 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bethel, VT

Fiber Farmer, 4 angora goats, 2 shetland ewes, 1 llama guardian. Spinner, knitter.

Raise pigs and chickens for meat, and as many veggies as I can manage.

Bookkeeper for local John Deere Dealer

July 2, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger South Brunswick Public Library Blog said...

Rosemary Gohd
Kendall Park,NJ
Vicarious farmer and PR/Mktng for South Brunswick Public Library in NJ.

July 2, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Derby, CT

Full Time Operations Manager; Part-time Zumba instructor and bookkepper

But I raise kids and hens and veggies too!

Hello New Englanders!

July 2, 2010 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger black cat said...

Hi Jenna! Chella Hartford, Santa FE County, New Mexico, SAHM and learner of all things self suffecient and wild! LOVE your blog, read every day and thanks to your guidence, taking steps to OWN that FARM! XOXOXOXOX thank you, goddess bless!

July 2, 2010 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Gwydion's mama said...

Hi! I'm Cassandra. I've been reading for a while but this is my first time commenting. I'm amazed at all you've been able to accomplish and I'm so happy for you!

I'm a homeschooling, gardening archaeologist in northeast Oklahoma.

July 2, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger pamwares said...

Gulfport, FL
by day I plan TV retail, by night I sew wares for my etsy shop pamwares, and in between urban homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Columbus, Ohio
singer/musician, fiber artist, dogmom, genealogist, yoga fanatic, beginning gardener, terminally curious

July 2, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger buckandsteph said...

Toledo Ohio
SAHM, gardener

July 2, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Chelsey said...

Burlington, VT
Clinician at a short-term residential psychiatric crisis program.
Also: dog trainer, artist

July 2, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Harpy 101 said...

Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Beginning suburban homesteader. Big garden this year, chickens next year. Radio disc jockey, journalist, Green Reporter.

July 2, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger katty said...

Mom of 7, Grandma of 1 retired FDNY-EMS EMT now OR Nurse. Presently from Rockland county , NY dreaming of land and chickens wannabe homesteader further upstate NY we love your blog and Maude

July 2, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

Lancaster, PA
Micro-eco farmer, mixed media sculptor, freelance graphic designer

July 2, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Ellendale, MN

Newbie Homesteader, Chicken-crazy (can't get enough of them!) gardener, homeschooling mom of two boys and *someday* shepherd and dairy maid! :o)

July 2, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

Phoenixville, PA
artist, musician, lover of the handmade, and future small-scale food-grower

July 2, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Tallahassee, FL

Den-mother to the masses of unemployed/addicted/homeless miscreants who wander into our Labor Hall. Gardener/Co-op Member/Farmer Mkt customer & mama to 4 golden kitties.

July 2, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Marcia said...

Marcia - Crowheart WY
Rancher, shepard, dairy maid, chicken person, pig farmer, gardener, off-gridder.

July 2, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Karen Fulford said...

Ocala, FL
Freelance Graphic Designer
I grow a vegetable garden, love to can and cook, and live a a frugal life with 1 husband and 2 crazy Jack Russell Terrors.

July 2, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger *sweetcaroline* said...

Caroline Long
Fort Collins, CO

Stay at home Mama, future homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Roy said...

Lake Park, GA

Grandma, paralegal, love watching you go, Jenna!

July 2, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Dan Meyer said...

Dan Meyer
Boise, Idaho
Apprentice at Morning Owl Farm - a small organic farm in Boise.

July 2, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Misha said...

Littleton, CO
Gardener, Claim Adjuster

July 2, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger seagoddess said...

Wildwood Crest, NJ
Still figuring that out

July 2, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Syracuse, NY
Government worker - considering retirement
country girl wannabe
faithful CAF reader

July 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger smacdonn said...

Suburbs of Detroit, MI
Support tech and apartment gardener

July 2, 2010 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

Deerfield, NH

alpaca farmer, weaver/knitter, gardener, accountant

July 2, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Transfarmer said...


Grafton, NY
"micro farmer" (chickens, garden, hopes of rabbits in the next 6 months)
future full-time farmer somewhere in the same region.

July 2, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger MollyKnits said...

LaPorte, IN
urban homesteader, knitter and spinner, high school English teacher

July 2, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Hillbilly Hannah said...

Maryville, TN

Arborist-Homemaker-Hobby Farmer

I'm blessed to work from home where I can tend to all my critters(draft horses, laying hens, dogs, & kitty cats) and my home. Looking forward to moving to our own farm this fall which will allow us to add meat birds, few cows, orchard, larger garden, bees, and swimming/fishing pond to the mix! Yay!

July 2, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

Austinburg, OH
Fancy Farm Girl, full time mom and a Martha Stewart type, self-sufficient homesteader. Living my dreams!!!

July 2, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger bellananda said...

Kansas City, MO

urban organic yardener, nonprofit local/organic-foods activist, crafter, legal assistant (at least until the former pays the bills!)

July 2, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Chenga said...

Blanco, TX (just outside of Austin)
future homesteader, mom to 2 rat terriers, gardener, hippie chick, reader, DIY goddess.

July 2, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Former Upstate New Yorker currently living in a subdivision in Madisonville Ky.

Unschooling mom of 2 awesome kids and learning to be an urban homesteader. Dreams of moving back to the country soon.

July 2, 2010 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Dayton, OH
Arts Administrator, Mom, gardener

July 2, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Dom said...

Dominic Ebacher,
Belfair, Wa
Homesteader-Ally on 2.8 acres
2 dogs, a flock of birds and 8 hives.

July 2, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Marissa said...

Savannah, GA

July 2, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Tora: said...

Chagrin Falls, OH
lover of chickens but stuck in suburbia

July 2, 2010 at 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peggy Webb, Nashville TN (now but not forever) Wannabe homesteader, urban homesteader, daydreamer

July 2, 2010 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger melldot said...

Northeast PA

Veterinary Technician by day,
In my spare time, raiser of southdown babydoll sheep, made it through my first lambing season this year! meat and laying chickens, ducks and geese, 2 cows, 2 horses, a livestock guardian dog and blue heeler to help with chores on 4 acres in the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania. First time gardener. Inching forward toward that holy grail of self sustainability and my ultimate state of nirvana a biodynamic farm.

July 2, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Toni aka irishlas said...

New Windsor, MD

Self employed, chickens, gardens, and play Irish trad and folk on the side while dealing with neurotic Shelties :-)

July 2, 2010 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Heather M.
Littleton, CO
Urban homesteader, IT professional

July 2, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Jackie C.
Happy Camp, California. In the rural north western part of the state.
Retired, I make handmade soap/bath products for the farmer's market. I have some plans for Etsy selling but I'm still working on that area.
The first 5 pea pods came into the kitchen last night.

July 2, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Karen Sue said...

Findley Lake, NY
presently seeking re-employment and figuring out what I want to be next in life!!
growing things and dreamin' small..

July 2, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger doglady said...

Bar Harbor Maine but grew up in North Hoosick NY 10 miles from CAF
Boarding kennel owner, quasi homesteading with large garden, laying hens, roos destined for freezer, turkeys and I raise Silver Fox Rabbits (West Eden Rabbitry)for meat and sale.

July 2, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Finding My Truth said...

Seattle, Wa

current urban homesteader mom/wife with our first two chickens, future rural farmer.

July 2, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Dayle said...

Round Lake Beach, Illinois with 10 acres with apple trees and a huge garden 3 hours away near Galena, Illinois.....waiting to sell this house and build out there.....can't wait!!!!

July 2, 2010 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Mountain Dreamer said...

Knoxville, TN
Born and raised in WV
working for the University to pay the bills while figuring out suburban apartment homesteading

July 2, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger sara amber said...

west chester, pa! (though born & raised in south jersey)
string teacher/orchestra director
aspiring photographer

July 2, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Gambier, OH
Grad student, teaching assistant, budding ethnomusicologist and wannabe homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Katou said...

Kathleen Lafond
Montbeillard in North Western Qu├ębec

I'm retired, grand-mother to two "magnifiques" little boys and living on 200 acres of mostly forest land.

I enjoy gardening, walking in my forest, reading, and doing different crafts.

Even thow I don't comment often, I read your blog everyday to see what you are up to. I admire your courage and especially your energy to do all that you do. I would like to have only half the energy you have...

You are a very special person and I wish you the very best with all your projects and your dreams. And I also wish you a "mister right" that comes knocking at your door to help with the farm but mostly to support you and take care of you...

July 2, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Bringing up Baby said...

Alexandria, VA
super-mini urban homesteader (do cats count?) and conservationist

July 2, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Joleen said...

Salt Lake City, UT
full-time legal assistant
full-time balcony gardener
full-time dreamer

July 2, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Bean said...

Madison, WI

Wife, daughter, sister, friend
Natural horsewoman
University grants administrator

July 2, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watertown WI
have a small farm- flock of sheep (I'm a spinner) and some Highland cattle and TWO Border collies!

July 2, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Rois said...

Beaverton OR

Suburban Homesteader
Blog writer
Not employed outside of home right now.
Full time manager of Hrafinstaad Homestead.

July 2, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Jj said...

Gulf Coast - Florida
Where at present the oil resides

Experimenter, cook, gardener and hopefully, one day the owner of a small farm with chickens at a minimum of two donkeys.

July 2, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger wendita said...

Waterloo, Ontario
Wanna-be urban homesteader and biology graduate student

July 2, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Chris Green
Wichita, Kansas

6 kids ages 7-28.
8 grandkids.

July 2, 2010 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger kringsrud said...

Cashmere, WA
Day job: computer dweeb
Calling: vegetable gardner, canner, quilter, chicken-raiser, married to an apple and pear grower

July 2, 2010 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Amalia said...

Amalia Rivera Bellucci
Rochester, New York
Painter/sketch artist and first-time kitchen garden grower. It's small but going well :)

July 2, 2010 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Amalia said...

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July 2, 2010 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Kelli said...

Columbus, OH

Still trying to figure out what I am

July 2, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Jaspenelle Stewart said...

Spokane, WA
heirloom enthusiast

July 2, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Tekamah, NE
domestic goddess and restaurant manager.

July 2, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Brooklyn, NY

houseplant farmer

July 2, 2010 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Zeist, The Netherlands
working in organic shop and as volunteer at donkey sanctuary
future dreams: vegetable grower and taking care of some animals of my own

July 2, 2010 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger steak and eggs said...

Steak and Eggs
Burleson Tx. (South of Ft. Worth)

I am retired and my husband is semi-retired. We raise cows and chickens on 17 acres. I have had farm animals most of my life and still have learn so much from reading your site.

July 2, 2010 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Lisa Cheney said...

Salem, MA
music teacher, yoga addict, and slowly learning how to bake bread, visit the farmers' market, and learning to do more with less stuff.

July 2, 2010 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Nicole Ethier, Waterloo Ontario!
Currently an urban homesteader, soon to be on 11 acres.

July 2, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Lehigh Valley
Suburban Peasant, Radical Homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Harvest Kitchen Sisters said...

Amy and Laura Boyd

City of Kawaratha Lakes and Toronto Ontario

Sisters, Bloggers, Foodies, Farmers.

July 2, 2010 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Lelainia Lloyd
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mixed Media Artist writer & designer, 2010 Olympic Athletes' Marshall & Paralympic Torchbearer.

July 2, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger My Ugly Garden said...

Suburbs of San Francisco CA.

Musician, Mom and wannabe gardener

July 2, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger mykki said...

Mike Brewster
Princeton, Indiana

July 2, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Idaho Falls, Idaho
weaver, spinner, mixed media artist, gardener. I have a small flock of Shetland Sheep and a border collie named Flynn.

July 2, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Indianapolis, IN
Editor with a small garden

July 2, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Walnut Creek, CA (SF bay area)
Organic garden, American Chinchilla Rabbits, Marans chickens on 1/4 acre...

Looking forward to moving to a ranch and raising more!

July 2, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Turners Falls, MA
vegetable gardener, Fundraising Professional

July 2, 2010 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Turners Falls, MA
vegetable gardener, Fundraising Professional

July 2, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Kimberly Fisher, Boulder, CO
Massage therapist specializing in Thai Massage, front yard farmer, hopefully future homesteader :)

July 2, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger JV said...

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July 2, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger JV said...

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Landless farmer & social service lackey

July 2, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Jes said...

Jes, Boones Mill, Virginia
Local foods movement chef, cabin dweller, homestead dreamer

July 2, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger CorinneLouise said...

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July 2, 2010 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger CorinneLouise said...

Corinne, France.
Quilt instructor.
Tends a biodynamic garden.

July 2, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Becky Spencer--Oakland CA
Urban Homesteader and HR Director, run a small jam and preserve business

July 2, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Plant and Soil Science Major @ Umass Amherst
Gardener and wannabe/future homesteader
SAHM mom when not in school and Military Wife

July 2, 2010 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Hanford, CA
Farmer's wife, homesteader, dulcimer player and owner of Jessie the Border Collie.

July 2, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Worm said...

Ft. Collins, CO

Blog writer. Master historian. Police officer without a gun.

Urban homesteader for the next two years or so. Then it's off to the boonies to enjoy chickens, goats, and nightly campfires.

July 2, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Jody M said...

Gettysburg, PA
Information analyst, gardener, dog mom.

July 2, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Patrick Wohlmut said...

Patrick Wohlmut
Portland, Oregon
Actor, Playwright, Teacher, Graduate Student - Library Sciences, Father, Juggler
Not a homesteader, but a friend to homesteaders

July 2, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Culver City, CA
home gardener, still trying to figure out what I "want to do when I grow up"

July 2, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Juliette said...

Santa Cruz Mountains (Ben Lomond), CA
Bead artist/jewelry designer, organic gardener and employee of UC Santa Cruz.

July 2, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger vcsnover said...

Charleston, WV
Army National Guard Recruiter and urban homesteader on a normal city/in-town sized lot. Front yard and some back yard garden, had chickens but got busted (not allowed in Charleston city limits) and had to give them away. Trail runner and mountain biker, husband and dad.

July 2, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Alfred, Ontario, Canada (between Ottawa and Montreal)
Independent web designer and noobie farmer/homesteader, focused right now on fiber and veggie production.

July 2, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger plantfreak said...

Reno, NV
Owner of a BMW/Porsche repair shop
and plant freak

July 2, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

London, Ontario, Canada

Doctoral candidate, university lecturer, aspiring urban homesteader, perpetual dreamer

July 2, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger David Shearer said...

Arroyo Grande, CA
Small scale rancher/farmer.

July 2, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger CallieK said...

Heather Kilner
Backyard farmer and urban forager- soon to be paid for the latter with this project!!

July 2, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger CallieK said...

Forgot to say I'm in Toronto On Canada!

July 2, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Speaktrue said...

Gainesville, FL
High School Guidance Counselor
Urban Farmer w/ an edible landscaped yard

July 2, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger fletchers99 said...

Watertown, NY
future homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

San Diego, California

Webcartoonist and backyard farmer. Fruits and veggies, no critters.

July 2, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger thimblevee said...

Flintstone, GA

Dilettante-Dabbler! Rural gardener, cook, reader, singer, quilter, birdwatcher - you name it, I've tried it! Sheep collector - the non-living-breathing variety. Working toward having my own few laying hens next year.

July 2, 2010 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Reno, NV
(I move a lot. This is the 21st time and third country)

I'm an electrical engineering student and plan on moving to South America to get started on farming unique crops down there. I have both an indoor orchard and an outdoor garden. I really want to raise goats, fowl, and alpaca.

July 2, 2010 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Valerie Willman said...

Eugene, OR
suburban homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Sharpsville, PA
conservation biology student, mother, gardener and aspiring homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Amy McPherson Sirk said...

Bertrand, MO. Small town homesteader, embroidery designer and now a full time student. I've barely begun to tap the potential of my 1/3 acre. So many projects, so little time.

July 2, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Trestin said...

Trestin Lauricella
Tacoma, WA
Full time engineer, and part time dreamer.

July 2, 2010 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Lil said...

Lillian Munguia
Orange County, California

Executive Assistant to a CPA, vicarious homesteader and proud new mother to basil, tomato and squash plants. :-)

July 2, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger finsandfeathers said...

Placerville, CA

corporate slave by day
Home winemaker, gardener and wandering wonderer

July 2, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Farmer's Daughter said...

North Branford, CT

high school teacher (environmental science, botany, biology), relatively new mommy, wife

July 2, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger farmer at heart said...

Las Vegas, NV

Registered Nurse by day, urban homesteader by night.

Patiently dreaming of getting back to the land of green (originally from PA-hello to all my fellow Pennsylvanians out there!)

July 2, 2010 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Holly Miller said...

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Library assistant, baker, photographer and wannabe urban homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katie Rizzio
Philadelphia, PA
urban mini-garden-er/librarian

July 2, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eure North Carolina
Homemaker, Artist, and a brand new homesteader

July 2, 2010 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Joanne Semanie
Enfield, CT/Rowe, MA
Former small farmer/soon to be once again. Now a small auto repair business owner. Just waiting to get out.

July 2, 2010 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger kristen said...

NW WA State, USA
homesteading online teacher

July 2, 2010 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

Los Angeles, Ca
singer-songwriter, music supervisor
grower of the tiniest of organic gardens on a small patch of dirt in front of my apt. that I've turned into my yard.
Dreaming of a bigger yard or...dare I somewhere more countrified.

July 2, 2010 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Jamie @ Woodside Gardens said...

Jamie Woodside
Woodside Gardens

Big Lake, Alaska
Organic gardens, chemical-free living, and free range chickens soon to come!

July 2, 2010 at 1:40 PM  

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