Kirsten Lie-Nielsen moved to an abandoned farm in Liberty, Maine and is restoring the property to its former glory. Join Lie-Nielsen at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. as she talks about homesteading and her new book “So You Want To Be A Modern Homesteader?: All the Dirt on Living the Good Life.”
The book is a realistic look for people considering the homesteading lifestyle, and features about the surprises of country living as well as explaining practical things like heating with a wood stove and raising animals for food. Lie-Nielsen also covers things like finding the right property, practical “must-have” skills, earning an income and farming on a budget, creating community and much more.
Lie-Nielsen runs Hostile Valley Farm with her husband. After starting a small hobby homestead, her endeavors quickly grew to encompass geese, goats, chickens, bees, ducks, and extensive vegetable and herb gardens.Her first book, “A Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese,” is a practical guide for homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, and professional farmers looking to add geese to their land. She also writes about her experiences as a homesteader and the lessons of life on the farm for publications such as Grit, Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, and Hobbyfarms.com.