Howdy all! I live in Omaha on a tenth of an acre property. To get started, I am trying to find ways to live more sustainably. There is a good deal of what I am seeing in the world and our country that makes me feel like I have donned a tin hat sometimes, but realize that the just in time supermarket slavery that I have allowed myself to become entangled in needs to stop. I am nearly 40 with two young children. This year I have started a garden and am working on learning to can and dehydrate food. We are also in the process of building a chicken coop and run and will soon have four chickens to get started. The first thing I have learned is that I have a ton to learn. I have some additional concerns since I have a wife with Crohn's disease and a daughter who is allergic to milk, getting violently sick after eating even a hot dog bun that was made with milk. I look forward to chatting and learning from and with you all!