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Rachel Koski (Farmer Rachel)

Joined 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, now farming in Minnesota. Last activity 10 days 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.

I raise various farm animals, including sheep, and sometimes rabbits, 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.

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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