I have been lurking for a while and finally decided to register! I am a stay at home, home schooling mom of 6 awesome kiddos ages 15-1! I enjoy canning, gardening, and sewing. Right now I am on a dehydrating kick after watching several dehydrating youtube videos! I was given 50 food grade 5 gallon buckets the other day and my goal is to fill 10 of them with dehydrated food...lofty goal I know...but I will try! The other 40 buckets I am going to use for bucket gardening for cucumbers and green beans. I have chickens, turkeys, ducks and goats on 2 acres. My 15 yo (and the neighbor) built me a goat house this summer, which can be seen on my blog at Pam's Pride . I plan on getting a milk cow next summer. My DH does not have the prepper gene but he does humor me, a little. We have a garden and I am slowly adding more fruit trees every year. I am trying to talk all my children into owning a large farm and all of us living and working on it when they are older and married. That is all I can think of right now. I am always open to ideas and suggestions on becoming more self sufficient.