Hello from North Texas! My husband and I currently live in the city but our house just went under contract and as soon as it is sold we will be moving out to the country - we are looking for 5+ acres. We have done some small scale gardening but our longterm plans are to raise chickens for meat and eggs, keep bees, have a large garden/orchard and eventually grow most of our own produce, and possibly get cows. We have used our "city time" to learn some homesteading skills such as sewing, canning, gardening, etc and I also cook/bake most of our meals from scratch. My husband also owns his own business and about a month ago did an amazing job helping me deliver our 3rd baby at home because the midwife didn't make it in time LOL, so I guess we are self-sufficient in that way. We have 3 kiddos ages 3 and under and are interested in self-sufficiency because we want healthier food, we want to be independent and able to survive on our own if need be, and we enjoy the satisfaction of growing, making, and/or cooking our own things. I also have a deep affinity for old-fashioned and/or God-ordained ways- I think they yield the best results. I'm excited to be here and learn from so much wisdom and knowledge!