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Rachel Koski (Farmer Rachel)

Joined 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, now farming in Minnesota. Last activity 5 weeks ago.

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My name's Rachel: Beginning farmer, gardener, firewood chopper, cider and fruit-wine maker, lover of animals and all things outside and earthy. I have a profound interest in learning and mastering skills that have been (almost) forgotten since the industrial revolution - and a passion for sharing what I learn. I used to manage a living history farm in Pennsylvania with my husband, and now we have our own 20-acre farm in Minnesota, One23 Farm. (Find my Etsy shop at www.one23farm.etsy.com)

I raise various farm animals, including sheep and rabbits, and sometimes chickens, goats, and pigs. We have a market garden, and I'm hoping to sell cut flowers soon as well!

I can also drive horses (yes, just like we did before we had cars!), drive cattle for work, breed hogs, and make soap. I love producing food for myself and putting some up for the cold winter months. I guess I'm a homesteader, whether I meant to be one or not!

I have a B.A. in English, an Australian Cattle Dog named Honeybear, and an old F150 truck. My favorite person is David. Insta is @farmerrrachel (4 R's!) or @one23farm.

All of my work on Hubpages is dedicated to my father, whose journey in this life ended on March 28, 2013. I was 12 when he first advised me to write what I know. In the summer of 2010, he asked me if I thought I could make a living on a small farm, and thereby planted the seed of a dream that has become my life's work.

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