Leigh

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Occupation Homesteader
Location Southern Appalachia, United States
Introduction 5 Acres & A Dream. The dream has always been to live close to the land. The five acres came in 2009, when my husband Dan and I bought a neglected 1920s-built bungalow on a piece of old farmland. The goal is simpler, sustainable, more self-reliant living, and a return to agrarian values.
Interests Spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, organic gardening, local foods, real food cooking, herbs, cats, goats, cheese making, chickens, pigs, food preservation, crochet, textiles, photography, writing, genealogy, sewing, homesteading, living simply, home remodeling, Xubuntu Linux, quilting, cheese making, soap making, classical music, homeschooling, permaculture landscaping, web design, hiking, woodstove cookery, solar cooking, sustainable living, preparedness
Favorite Music Classical, Traditional, Celtic, Vaughn Williams, Boccherini, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Beethoven, bluegrass, Chopin, Ritter, Rossini, Ravel
Favorite Books Little House on the Prairie series, Ralph Moody series, All Creatures Great & Small series, Eric Sloane's writings, historical fiction, science fiction, anything by Wendell Berry, my Bible