Hello, and thanks for having me as part of the forum. I am a 55yo married woman living in rural Minnesota, USA. Hubby and I are retired from our careers and are now stay-at-home parents to our 4yo daughter. We own and live on a 240 acre farm. Most of our tillable acreage (around 110 acres) is leased to a conventional farmer, a situation which we would like to change. We cut and bale hay on part of the farm, and the balance is in woods and swamp. We have a large organic garden and a small orchard. We grow a lot of our own food, and do a lot of canning, drying, fermenting, and other types of preservation. We raise Buckeye chickens, keep bees, and occasionally raise rabbits for the table. I am a Certified Master Composter and teach courses and workshops on composting, vermicomposting, and bio-recycling.