Took a break for a while because I had a lot going on in my personal life. We are getting closer to actually being able to move somewhere, so now is a good time for me to start trying to learn some more from this group. My girls and I are in WA and will hopefully be homesteading somewhere in this state (hoping for the east side, but not sure I want to take the girls that far away from their dads side of the family yet) in the next year or so. I think being fully off grid would be beyond my capabilities as a single mom with three girls right now (but maybe not?), however I want to be prepared should SHTF and I got some great ideas and help from you guys last year. We already have chickens and do as much as we can for being in the city to be self sufficient. I look forward to getting back in to things here!