All the dirt on homesteading

BAR HARBOR — Kirsten Lie-Nielsen will talks about homesteading and her new book “So You Want To Be A Modern Homesteader?: All the Dirt on Living the Good Life” Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.

In the book, Lie-Nelson writes about her experience moving to an abandoned farm in the town of Liberty and restoring the property to its former glory.

“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,” event organizers said. “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 intended 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

For more information about Lie-Nielsen visit For more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].

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