Hello all! I'm new to SM, but not back-to-the-basics. I'm currently living in CT and I'm finding that this whole city and college life thing is not for me (growing your own food and processing your own livestock is not a typical thing 19 yr old women do here. I've been thrown out of class several times for 'smelling too farm like') I've been working at a vegetable and beef farm where I keep my angora rabbits and sheep (also my dozens of citrus and exotic fruit trees). It's been a great experience but I think it's time for me to move on and be with more people who are like minded and have a basic understanding of...well...surviving. (I sware if I have to explain to one more person that we do not sell pizza plants I'm going to lose it. People seriously think that those foods grow on plants) I'm hoping I can find a group or community that I can work and learn with (live with too!). I'd prefer Ohio, PA, NY, or north east US, but if someone else in the US would let me bring my animals and plants we could see if that works. (Just saying there is no way anyone is going to seperate me from my coffee tree.) Maybe a group or community here can benefit from my skills as much as I hope to learn from them. I've been processing wool from shearing all the way to knitting on low water systems. Same thing with the livestock, I process my animals and cook (I make some pretty good pulled rabbit sandwichs.) Working on this vegetable farm I've had a lot of experience with greenhouses and field growing. I'm not going to jump at the first opportunity (you know stranger danger and folk online) but I'd love to learn more and be other like minded folk. If you're far from cities/towns, great. Low electricity, I'm alright with that (electricity here is expensive and I'm not rich). So who's community or group is looking for a new member? Thanks!