Hi all, thought I should introduce myself. My name is Terri and I live in the beautiful mountains of southwest Virginia with my husband, Norman. We have seven children between us. We are beginning homesteaders who are trying to prepare our family for whatever may happen in the future. We have been planning to build a small solar cabin on my property, but were not in a major rush until my trailer burned down last month. We are actually blessed that we have another trailer and property in another location, which are living in now. But the cabin has become a priority, as that property is where we want to live. It is very secluded and has several more acres than we have here. We raise chickens and rabbits and will soon get more goats. We garden extensively and can and/or dehydrate as much as possible. We have been slowly reducing our expenses as much as possible, and are living more simply. We still have a ways to go! Looking forward to sharing and learning.