Found the forum through 1911forum.com and it looks interesting. We live on about 45 acres in the country and this year we decided it was time to start becoming more self sufficient and less dependent on the system at large. So far we're keeping chickens, had our first garden, my wife has started canning, and I've started hunting and fishing again. We've got plans for expanding our "backyard farming" efforts next spring. I'm sure I'll learn plenty from other members and hopefully I can offer something as well.