I don't think I was the Jessica that mentioned this site to you. I used to live in the country area now I live in Albany. I miss nature though, you don't see it at its best here. Animals are awesome. I don't have any kids, they are my sisters.
Here is a place where we can share our ideas of self-sustainability. Whether it pertains to gardening, energy(solar, wind, water), construction(cob, straw bale, earth ships), permaculture...You get the IDEA...lets share it!