I am a daughter, sister, mother, second time wife, and aspiring homesteader. My husband and I have about 10 acres in Hickory Corners, Michigan where we experiment with raising our own food. We have a small flock of laying hens, dairy goats who are going to be bred for the first time fall of 2011, feeder pigs, and try and try and try to garden with mixed results. I love project cooking, which means I hate having to get dinner on the table but love canning and trying out fancy, 6 week recipes for fancy home brews. Lucky for me my husband is organized and patient (translation: he has never tried to strangle me after I destroy the kitchen).