In 2011, our family decided to leave the suburban rat race behind. We moved across the country and found home on an 11-acre homestead near the Great Lakes. We raise dairy goats, poultry, livestock guardian dogs and are branching out into new things every year. We grow a large organic garden, cherry trees and raspberries and do a lot of canning and dehydrating. We hunt and fish. We’re raising six brilliant, free-spirited kids with a love of farm life and primitive skills, hoping to become as self-sufficient as possible.