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Event : Author Event with Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
Category: Arts & Literature
Date: 3/12/2019
Time: 07:00 PM
City: Camden
State: Maine
Location: Camden Public Library
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So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? Author Event with Kirsten Lie-Nielsen

 

The Camden Public Library will host author Kirsten Lie-Nielsen on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:00 pm.

"So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader?' is the "look before you leap" guide to the joys and pitfalls of the rural good life. Dreams of self-sufficiency, independence, and tranquility continue to pull in a new generation of modern homesteaders. While growing your own food and being in charge of your life is the source of much satisfaction, there are many challenges to living away from modern conveniences.

 

Written by an experienced modern homesteader who successfully made the leap, "So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader?" offers an in-depth examination of what you need to consider before moving "back to the land." Drawing from a deep well of experience, this essential guide covers: the romance versus the reality of rural living; finding the right property; building versus bootstrapping; practical "must-have" skills; earning an income and farming on a budget; creating community; seasonal living; children and schooling; and social media, the internet, and rural life.

 Whether you are dreaming of moving to the country for peace and an escape from the daily grind, to provide a different lifestyle for your children, or you're already long-established in the country, this complete and realistic guide is the essential resource to help you achieve success as a modern homesteader.

 

Kirsten is a writer and farmer from Midcoast Maine.  After starting small hobby "homestead", her endeavors quickly grew to encompass geese, goats, chickens, bees, ducks, and extensive vegetable and herb gardens.  Always intrigued by self-sufficiency and working with her hands, Kirsten enjoys sharing her experiences and the lessons of life on the farm for publications such as Grit, Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, and Hobbyfarms.com.

 

 Kirsten's first book, "A Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese," was released in October 2017.  Her second title, "So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader: All The Dirt on Living the Good Life" was released in November of 2018.


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